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Family: BOMBACACEAE* 

 Adansonia rubrostipa
 
  
Author:  Henri Lucien Jumelle & Joseph Marie Henry Alfred Perrier de la Bāthie 1909
Family:  Bombacaceae*
Habitat:  Western Madagascar
Soil:  Sand or Limestone
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  2 meters
Height:  5-25 metres
Flower:  Dark Red
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Adansonia fony, Baillion 1890

   This member of the Bombacaceae* family was given this name by Henri Lucien Jumelle and Joseph Marie Henry Alfred Perrier de la Bāthie 1909. It is found on the west coast of Madagascar from Itampolo in the southwest to Soalala in the northwest the dry deciduous forests on sand or limestone. The stem will grow up to two metres in diameter, the hole plant will be from five to twenty-five metres high.

Information supplied by Edward Fletcher.

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

Note the serrated leaf edges.

Flower photo by: Ferdinand Poilodan