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Adansonia grandidieri, Grandidier's Baobab, Giant Baobab

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 Adansonia grandidieri
Family: Malvaceae    (Formerly:Bombacaceae)
Subfamily: Bombacoideae
Grandidier's Baobab, Giant Baobab
Origin: Madagascar
Can be used for bonsaiBig tree > 20 ftFull sunModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersDeciduousEdible

Adansonia grandidieri is a deciduous tree usually growing up to 25 metres tall, though stunted plants in the south of its range are sometimes only 5 metres tall. It has a massive, cylindrical bole that can be 3 - 5 metres in diameter and serves to store water for times of drought; the bole is topped by a sparse, few-branched, flat-topped, light crown.

It provides edible fruits and oil-rich seeds as well as being a source of fibre and material for thatching. Found only in a restricted area of Madagascar, the tree is threatened by habitat destruction and, due to the low numbers of mature specimens, poor regeneration.


 Adansonia grandidieri, Grandidier's Baobab, Giant Baobab

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Adansonia grandidieri, sometimes known as Grandidiers baobab, is the biggest and most famous of Madagascars six species of baobabs. This imposing and unusual tree is endemic to the island of Madagascar, where it is an endangered species threatened by the encroachment of agricultural land. Grandidiers baobabs have massive cylindrical trunks, up to 10ft across, covered with smooth, reddish-grey bark. They can reach 100 ft in height. At certain times of the year the flat-topped crowns bear bluish-green palmate leaves, dark brown floral buds or spectacular flowers with white petals. The large, dry fruits of the baobab contain kidney-shaped seeds within an edible pulp. A. grandidieri is named after the French botanist and explorer Alfred Grandidier.
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Adansonia gregorii, Boab, Baobab, Australian Bottle Tree

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Family: Malvaceae   (Formerly:Bombacaceae)
Subfamily: Bombacoideae
Boab, Baobab, Australian Bottle Tree
Origin: Northern Territory, West Australia
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersDeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

This tree has a unique, swollen bottle-like trunk. This deciduous tree bears large, white flowers and ball-like fruits up to 10 cm in diameter. Growth starts off quickly, then slows down. It prefers a loamy soil, and has a smooth, brown to yellowish-green bark. Tropical - but reported to make an nice indoor plant while young.


 Adansonia gregorii, Boab, Baobab, Australian Bottle Tree

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Adansonia gregorii, Boab, Baobab, Australian Bottle Tree

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Adansonia gregorii, Boab, Baobab, Australian Bottle Tree

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Adansonia gregorii, Boab, Baobab, Australian Bottle Tree

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Adansonia madagascariensis, Madagascar Baobab

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Family: Malvaceae   (Formerly:Bombacaceae)
Subfamily: Bombacoideae
Madagascar Baobab
Origin: Madagascar
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersDeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

This tree has a unique, swollen bottle-like trunk. This deciduous tree bears large, red flowers and ball-like fruits.


  


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Adansonia za, Baobab

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Family: Malvaceae   (Formerly:Bombacaceae)
Subfamily: Bombacoideae
Baobab
Origin: Madagascar
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunModerate waterUnusual colorRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.DeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEdible

The flower buds are long green cylinders which can resemble oversized beans and could be mistaken for a fruit. The bud opens with the curling back of the outside layer of the flower bud, revealing yellow and red petals with yellowish long stamens.

The fruit pulp and oil-rich seeds are eaten.The root of seedling plants can be eaten as a vegetable.


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Adenium arabicum, Desert Rose

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Family: Apocynaceae
Desert Rose
Origin: Arabia and East Africa
CaudexCan be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftFull sunModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersIrritatingDeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Growing to a height of about 4-5ft, this succulent plant is a member of the same family as Plumeria. Its swollen, often twisted trunk is pale gray. The leaves are glossy and club-shaped, and the flowers, which appear almost continuously, are trumpet-shaped, and range from white and bright pink to crimson red. It exudes a highly toxic sap which in some places is used as a poison for arrows. Adenium is not generally grown in moist tropical gardens but is often seen as a decorative pot plant; it may also be used in rock gardens. It needs full sun and a well-drained potting mixture. Exotic multi-color varieties can be grafted on the same plant. See other exotic species of Adenium, photo gallery of exotic varieties and Thai Adeniums - milti-colored, multi-grafted. More info...


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