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  Adansonia digitata
 
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  Family: BOMBACACEAE
  Citation:  Adansonia digitata L., Sp. Pl. 1190. 1753; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 348. 1874; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 102(73). 1915.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Babob tree, African Baobab tree
  Description: Large trees ; bark is soft, smooth, fibrous, reddish-brown, greyish-brown. Leaves alternate, digitately 3- to 9-foliate; leaflets oblong to ovate, 5-15 x 3-7 cm, lower leaflets being the smallest and terminal leaflet the largest; leaflets dark green, softly hairs; lateral veins looping; apex and base tapering, margin entire; petiole up to 12 cm long; petiolule sessile or subsessile. Flowers a waxy white, up to 20 cm in diameter, axillary, solitary, pendulous, bisexual. Calyx deeply lobed, with silky hairs inside; petals crinkly, spreading . Stamens many on a large central column . Ovary superior, 5-10 loculed; ovules many. Fruit ovoid, 12 cm or more in length, with a hard, woody shell, covered with yellowish-grey velvety hairs, indehiscent; seeds smooth, embedded in a whitish powdery pulp.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting:
  District(s): Kannur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as ornamental tree
  Distribution: Native of Africa
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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