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Adansonia za, Baobab

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Adansonia za

Baobab
Family: Malvaceae   (Formerly:Bombacaceae)
Subfamily: Bombacoideae
Origin: Madagascar
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunModerate waterUnusual colorRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersEthnomedical plant.
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Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.DeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEdible

The flower buds are long green cylinders which can resemble oversized beans and could be mistaken for a fruit. The bud opens with the curling back of the outside layer of the flower bud, revealing yellow and red petals with yellowish long stamens.

The fruit pulp and oil-rich seeds are eaten.The root of seedling plants can be eaten as a vegetable.


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Adansonia za, Baobab

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Adansonia za, Baobab

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