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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This is caused by most baobabs being fadywhich means taboo or sacred or both. Now there exist only these two last single trees, and still none of the reproducing help was succesfull.

Six of these species are native to Madagascarwith one species each in sub-Saharan Africa and Australia. In fact we know today that few baobabs become older than to years. The gourdlike fruit is edible and extremely nutritious and is known as sour gourd or monkey’s bread. The old baobab of Mahajanga is said to be more than years old.

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Trunks with a diameter of over five meters have been recorded. Unlike the baobabs of Africa and Australia, it appears that the seeds of the tasty fruit are not dispersed by animals. The dry pulp of the fruit, after separation from the seeds and fibers, is eaten directly or mixed into porridge or milk. This species grows 5 to 25 m in height und stays relatively slender.

You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. It is cited in an Arabic legend in which the devil pulled out the tree and planted it upside down. Despite its name, it is quite rare in Madagascar and only occurs in the northwest of the island, between Antsiranana French Diego Suarez until the river of Sambirano.


This page was last edited on 5 Marchat Inone of the last three remaining baobabs of this species was chopped down by a cyclone. It may NOT be used within Apps. Also the streaked tenrec has …. Large trees up to 25m tall and 3m diameter of trunk which is usually unique and cylindrical. Bark reddish grey, smoth.

They can madagascxr found in west Madagascar, from Morombe to somewhat north of Morondava. The tree also provides a source of fiberdyeand fuel.

Adansonia grandidieri

Some are reputed to be many thousands of years old, though this is impossible to verify as the wood does not produce annual growth rings. Masika sipa Flora and FaunaPlants. Between the 30th and 40th year of life, the first branches begin to grow madaascar and build the characteristic crown. Views View Edit History. Food and Agriculture Organization.

The trunk diameter can be particularly impressive, with a diameter often of seven meters 23 feetand exceptional trees having a diameter over eleven meters thirty-six feet.

This article abides by terms of the Creative Commons CC-by-sa 3. The 4th phase is the last stage of life for the baobab, it can last many hundred years. It is also cited in older African lore: If the file has been modified from its original state, some details such as the timestamp may not fully reflect those of the original file. Grandidier’s baobabs have massive, cylindrical, long, thick, trunks, adanosnia to three meters across, covered with smooth, reddish-grey bark.


Wild boar Sus scrofa. The lemurs move through the canopies, inserting their snouts into the white flowers and licking nectar from the petal bases, resulting in pollen being deposited in the lemurs’ faces, whereas the moth is slightly more effective at pollination because it is able to fly from tree to tree with most of its body covered in pollen.

A specimen in Limpopo Province South Africaoften considered the largest example alive, is said to have a girth circumference of 47 meters feet and an average diameter of 15 meters forty nine feet Daily Mail The pistils are composed of two to many connate carpels.

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Retrieved from ” https: Rope and cloth have been made from the bark. At the age of about 70 years, the third growing phase of the baobab starts. Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island. The species bears ripe fruit in November and December.

Fires, seed predation, competition from weeds and an altered physical environment might be affecting the ability of the Madagacar baobab to reproduce 2which may have devastating consequences for its survival.