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Family: BOMBACACEAE* 

 Adansonia perrieri
 


Photo by
Olga Andrianaivo-Golz und Peter Golz

  
Author:  René Paul Raymond Capuron 1960
Family:  Bombacaceae*
Habitat:  Northern Madagascar
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  3 metres
Height:  30 metres
Flower:  Pale Yellow - Pale Orange
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  Perrier's Baobab
Synonyms:  -
This rare member of the Bombacaceae* family was given this name by René Paul Raymond Capuron in 1960. It is found in northern Madagascar, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The trunk can grow to three metres in diameter and the whole plant can reach 25 or even 30 metres in height. The pale yellow to pale orange flowers can be seen in November to December while the leaves remains to the end of the wet season; December.

Named after the French botanist Joseph Marie Henry Alfred Perrier de la Bâthie (1873–1958).

*This family might been incorporated in the Malvaceae family now. Sub-family: Bombacoideae, tribe: Adansonieae.