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Common name

English: Baobab

German: Affenbrotbaum

Portuguese: Baobá


Kingdom: Plantae (2625)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2528)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2137)

      Order: Malvales (80)

        Family: Bombacaceae (4)(family description)

          Genus: Adansonia (1)

            Epithet: digitata L. (1)

Synonyms: Adansonia bahobab L., Adansonia baobab Gaertn.

digitata => fingered, with fingers (of leaves as that of the Horse-Chestnut)


Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

Flower colour: white

External links

Check for Adansonia digitata at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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