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Photo by Olga Andrianaivo-Golz and Peter Golz.

The flower at night-time by David Baum,

Author: René Paul Raymond Capuron, 1960
Origin:  Northern Madagascar
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  3 Metres
Height:  30 Metres
Flower:  Pale Yellow - Pale Orange
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Perrier's Baobab
Synonyms:  -

This rare member of the Bombacaceae* family was given this name by René Paul Raymond Capuron in 1960. It is found in northern Madagascar, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The trunk can grow to three metres in diameter and the whole plant can reach 25 or even 30 metres in height. The pale yellow to pale orange flowers can be seen in November to December while the leaves remains to the end of the wet season; December.

The genera is named after the French naturalist Michel Adanson,1727-1806. The species name after the French botanist Joseph Marie Henry Alfred Perrier de la Bâthie (1873–1958).

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