Adansonia rubrostipa, Baobab

Adansonia rubrostipa

Family: Malvaceae    (Formerly:Bombacaceae)
Subfamily: Bombacoideae
Origin: West Coast of Madagascar
Big tree taller than 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterYellow, orange flowersPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Medium to large trees in between 17-65 feet in height. This tree can either have; sphere-like, bottle-shaped, or rarely, tapering trunks. The irregular crown, has major branches most often horizontal, rarely conical spines on upper surfaces of branches. Bark is usually reddish brown and exfoliating. Leaves occur from November to April and the Flowers Usually from February to April, at the latest in June. The fruit ripens from October to November. It has edible fruits, seeds and roots.

Similar plants:

Link to this plant: