|Adansonia subsp. var.|
Adansonia is a genus of eight species of tree, six native to Madagascar, one native to mainland Africa and one to Australia. The mainland African species also occurs on Madagascar, but it is not a native of that island.
A typical common name is baobab. Other common names include boab, boaboa, bottle tree, upside-down tree, and monkey bread tree. The generic name honours Michel Adanson, the French naturalist and explorer who described A. digitata. Template:TOC limit
Adansonias reach heights of 5 to 30 m and have trunk diameters of 7 to 11 m. Glencoe Baobab - an African Baobab specimen in Limpopo Province, South Africa, often considered the largest example alive, up to recent times had a circumference of 47 m ft . Its diameter is estimated at about 15.9 m ft . Recently the tree split up into two parts and it is possible that the stoutest tree now is Sunland Baobab, also in South Africa. Diameter of this tree is 10.64 m, approximate circumference - 33.4 metres.
|Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture|
Adansonia (named after M. Adanson, French botanist). Bombacaceae. A genus of 8 species of tropical shrubs and trees, closely related to Bombax: fls. large, pendulous; petals 5, white, obovate; stamens numerous, united in a column about the styles; ovary 5-10-celled: fr. oblong, woody, indehiscent, filled with a mealy pulp in which are numerous seeds. CH
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- Adansonia digitata – African Baobab (northeastern, central & southern Africa)
- Adansonia grandidieri – Grandidier's Baobab (Madagascar)
- Adansonia gregorii (syn. A. gibbosa) – Boab or Australian Baobab (northwest Australia)
- Adansonia madagascariensis – Madagascar Baobab (Madagascar)
- Adansonia perrieri – Perrier's Baobab (North Madagascar)
- Adansonia rubrostipa (syn. A. fony) – Fony Baobab (Madagascar)
- Adansonia suarezensis – Suarez Baobab (Diego Suarez, Madagascar)
- Adansonia za – Za Baobab (Madagascar)
- Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture, by L. H. Bailey, MacMillan Co., 1963
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