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Family:  BOMBACACEAE*

 Adansonia madagascariensis
  
Author:  Henri Ernest Baillon 1876
Family:  Bombacaceae*
Habitat:  North-West to North Madagascar
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  5 meters
Height:  10-30 meters
Flower:  Red
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  Baobab, Monkey Bread Tree
Synonyms:  Baobabus madagascariensis, Kuntze 1897, Adansonia bernieri Baillon ex Poisson1912.
Got it from:  Hellevoetsluis (NL)
Year:  2003

   This member of the Bombaceae* family was given this name by Henri Ernest Baillon in 1876. It is found on the north-west to north of Madagascar, growing on the hill-sides in dry deciduous forests in well-drained soil. Takes plenty of water and sun. The flowers occurring in in March to April, are dark red and quite big: ten centimetres. The stem can get five meters wide and 20 meters high. Can only be reproduced by seeds (but I try a cutting anyway!).

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

Two flowers from Flamingo Gardens, Florida by Barry Stock, Hollywood.