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Adansonia suarezensis

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Bit strange, but often seen on photos.

Masindrano, visited when it had leaves.

Author:  J.M.H.A. Perrier de la Bâthie, 1953
Origin:  North Madagascar
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  2 Metres
Height:  25 Metres
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Bombacaceae* family was given this name by Joseph Marie Henry Alfred Perrier de la Bâthie in 1953. It is found around Bay al Antsiranana and Antsahampano in northern Madagascar, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The stem can grow to two metres and the giant succulent can reach a height of 25 metres. The flowers are white.

The genera is named after the French naturalist Michel Adanson,1727-1806. The species name means after the region of Diégo Suarez = Antsiranana.

*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Bombacaceae is now part of the Malvaceae.

The flower by L. Allorge,