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Photo by Jialiang Gao. Western form.


This is the same species, but the southern form.


The flower by Chochois.weebly.com.

Author: Henri Ernest  Baillon, 1893
Family:  BOMBACACEAE*
Origin:  South-Western - Southern Madagascar
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  3-5 Metres
Height:  25 Metres
Flower:  White - Pale Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Grandidier's Baobab
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Bombacaceae family was given this name by Henri Ernest  Baillon in 1893. It is found in south-western and southern Madagascar, growing in a well drained soil with quite some water and lots of sun. The stem can grow from three to five metres in diameter, and reach a height of 25 metres. The flowers occurs in the dry season: May to August, are white, fating into pale yellow.

The genera is named after the French naturalist Michel Adanson,1727-1806. The species is named after the French botanist Alfred Grandidier (18361921).

*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Bombacaceae is now part of the Malvaceae.


Baobab Avenue, near Morondava by Rita Willaert.
Typical western form. It use to be a forest, but all other trees are cut down for char-coal.
Baobabs contain around 80% water, and is useless for that.