Saturday, May 28, 2011

Adansonia digitata (African Baobab)

This tree is a native plant of Madagascar, Africa and AustraliaThese trees can adapt to extreme temperatures that reached 40 ° C. 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., This tree was indeed to save up to 300 liters of water! so they can grow up to 500 years.

Adansonia is a genus of eight species of tree, Adansonias reach heights of 5 to 30 metres (16 to 98 ft) and have trunk diameters of 7 to 11 metres (23 to 36 ft). 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 metres (154 ft).
Adansonia digitata
Adansonia grandidieri

Classification of Adansonia (Baobab)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Bombacoideae
Genus: Adansonia


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