5023.000 Adansonia L.

Wild, H. (1960) Cabombaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1)

Description of the genus

Soft-wooded trees, often of great girth. Leaves digitate; leaflets 3-9, entire, the innermost larger than the outer ones. Flowers axillary and solitary, large, pendulous; pedicels with 2 bracteoles. Calyx deeply 5-lobed, villous inside. Petals 5, oblong. Stamens many, the filaments united into a tube in their lower part; anthers reniform. Ovary 5-10-locular, with numerous ovules; stigma 5-10-lobed. Fruit woody, indehiscent, with many seeds embedded in a floury pulp. Seeds reniform or globose; hilum lateral; testa thick, endosperm thin; cotyledons contorted.

Worldwide: 8 species; 1 in Africa; 6 in Madagascar and 1 in NW Australia

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Adansonia digitata

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
digitata L.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Adansonia:

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Flora of Botswana: Adansonia
Flora of Caprivi: Adansonia
Flora of Mozambique: Adansonia
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Adansonia
Flora of Zambia: Adansonia
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Adansonia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Adansonia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Adansonia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Adansonia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Adansonia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Adansonia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Adansonia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Adansonia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=948, retrieved 17 October 2017

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