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Author: Henri Ernest Baillion, 1890
Origin:  South - North-Western Madagascar
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium - Maximum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  6 Meters
Height:  10-40 Meters
Flower:  Yellow / Red
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Adansonia alba Jum. & H. Perrier, 1909. Adansonia bozy Jum. & H. Perrier, 1910.

This member of the Bombacaceae* family was described by Henri Ernest Baillion in 1890. It is found in south to north-western Madagascar from the south almost to the north. It preferring a well drained soil with some to lots of water and lots of sun. The stem can grow up to six meters in diameter, the whole plant will grow from ten to 40 meters high. The flowers which occurs from November to January are yellow and red.

Information supplied by Edward Fletcher.

The genera is named after the French naturalist Michel Adanson,1727-1806. The species name is the local name for the tree.

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

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