File:Adansonia Grandidieri Baobab Morondava Size of this preview: × pixels. Other resolutions: × pixels | × pixels . Madagascar Baobabs – Adansonia grandidieri, Adansonia rubrostipa, Adansonia za – Natural History: Maximum Age, Maximum Height and Girth, Ethnobotany. But the most famous baobab of Madagascar is probably Grandidier’s baobab ( Adansonia grandidieri). The tree giants can grow up to 25 meters, and stay their.

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Six of these species are native to Madagascarwith one species each in sub-Saharan Africa and Australia. They also painted and carved the outside of the fruits and wore them as ornaments. Many efforts have been done to make the seeds germinate. It is pollinated by nocturnal mammals, such as fork-marked lemurs.

In the past however, this could have been very different. In Madagascar, its home is the western part of the country, e. The biggest threat adansonnia baobabs here is the human being with ongoing settlements, the included destruction of landscape and forests and the slow, tedious reproduction of the baobab.

There are five imbricate petals and the stamens are five to numerous, connate at least at their bases, but often forming a tube around the pistils. The crown is at the top of the tree and flat; the branches are regurlarly distributed, mainly horizontal. In the President of Madagascar vowed to triple the number of protected areas, [6] a measure which may benefit the Grandidier’s baobab.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Malagasy people call them Renialathe mother of trees.

The fruits are filled with pulp that dries, hardens, and falls to pieces which look like chunks of powdery, dry bread. Most of these varied grandidieeri do not involve the tree being killed, and thus are unlikely to pose a great threat to the baobab.


A second baobab of the south is Adansiona za. It isextremely hard to reproduce some species that are already close to extinction. Palmate Having three or more veins, leaflets or lobes radiating from one point; like the palm of a hand with outstretched fingers.

They have massive cylindrical trunks, up to three meters across, covered with smooth, reddish-grey bark 2. It decays quickly and cannot be processed properly due to its elastic attributes.

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At the age of 20 years, a baobab blossoms for the first time in its life. This would fit to the fact that people from the Arabic region settled early in Vrandidieri.

In contrast to continental Africa, Madagascar has no large mammals that could destroy a fully grown baobab.

Adansonia grandidieri – Wikipedia

Madagascar has not less than seven different kinds of baobabs — worldwide, there exist only eight species at all. The possible age of baobabs is legendized in Madagascar.

The average height is not more than 12 meters. In this stage, the baobab grows only few centimeter per year, and exclusively in width. Permission Reusing this file. The third of grandidueri is the Malagasy Monkey Bread Adansonia madagascariensis. Trunks with a diameter of over five meters have been recorded.

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The dry pulp of the fruit, after separation from the seeds and fibers, is eaten directly or mixed into porridge or milk.

The African Monkey Bread has a short, but very thick stem and a broad, protruding crown, madabascar looks like a giant mesh of roots. Adansonia gibbosa gregorii Seeds 3: Adanssonia cite this article click here for a list of acceptable citing formats. The leaves of baobabs commonly are used as a leaf vegetable throughout the area of mainland African distribution, including MalawiZimbabweand the Sahel.


The long-lived Grandidier’s baobab is in leaf from October to May, and flowers between May and August.

Adansonia – New World Encyclopedia

Terms of Use – The displayed portlet may be used as a link from your website to Arkive’s online content for private, scientific, conservation or educational purposes only. Repot every year if possible. However, today it is mainly found in open, agricultural land or degraded scrub 2. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. An Adansonia grandidieri giant baobab at Morondava, Madagascar.

The scientifical name of the baobabs, Adansoniatraces back to French botanist Michel Adanson, who dared an expedition to Senegal in the 18th century and wrote the first scientific description of a baobab tree.

Adansonia grandidieri ‘ Baobab of Madagascar ‘ [ Bombacaceae ] [ Madagascar ]. Masika sipa Flora and FaunaPlants. Baobab flowers are fertilized by fruit bats, lemursbutterflies and moths.

The flowers, said to smell of sour watermelon, open just before or soon after dusk, and all the pollen is released during the first night 2. Slash and burn agriculture and bush fires — baobabs can resist fires because of their thick, up to 10 cm measuring bark — created the savannah of today, that stole the trees their fertilizer.

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