16 responses to “Adansonia digitata”

  1. Carol Ross

    After exploring the links you recommended, I notice that the flower in the photo has fewer petals than the one shown in the link. May I assume that the first one is only partly unfurled?
    Loved this entry. The baobab is certainly a natural treasure. I never realized it was a succulent. Kudos!
    Carol

  2. Dinesh Valke

    Thank you very much, Daniel.

  3. Joe

    Somehow I cant think about Baobabs without thinking about “Le Petit Prince”. The little prince first meets the narrator of the story by asking him to draw a goat to bring back to his planet so that the goat will eat any baobab seedlings. He is afraid that a baobab, once it starts growing, would be nearly impossible to get rid of, and the roots would grow big enough to just explode his planet (which is not too much larger than a fair sized car). His only worry is that the goat doesn’t also eat his rose. But it seems like if baobabs can be eaten like asparagus and roses are roses, it wouldn’t be a very difficult decision for the goat.

  4. Beverley

    Adansonia digitata – Z10 – RHS Index of Garden Plants, Griffiths
    Adansonia digitata – min 16 degrees C/61 degrees F, A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, Brickell, Cole, Zuk

  5. Barbara Lamb

    Thanks for this post. Every year I look at the baobab picture in the Thompson & Morgan seed catalog and am tempted to order a package!

  6. van

    Oh my word. Look at that trunk! Fantastic.

  7. Margaret-Rae Davis

    What an amazing tree. The blossom is lovely.
    I do like learning of things I may never see excet in photohraphs.
    Thank you,
    Margret-Rae

  8. Anthony

    The photograph of the flower is extraordinarily beautiful, with its arrangement of colors and light and dark shades.

  9. feujio daniel

    good moorning. please i write from cameroon .
    I want pictures of baobab seeds and fruits. this will help me to appreciate and to by them

  10. Sanjeev K Deshpande

    The pictures are splendid.
    Pl. post me thru mail some information about Adansonia digitata, the African tree regarding its propagation, habitat and whether found in INDIA etc.
    Thanking you
    Dr.S.K.Deshpande
    Botanist,
    University of Agril. Sciences, Dharwad

  11. Larry

    Is it true that the oldest known living tree, carbon dated back 1600 years ago is a Andansonia digitata

  12. jean

    i was given 3 2″ plants about 2yrs ago, they are about 3′ tall now,Iive in S. Florida and hope they will do well here.Thanks for your info.

  13. sugandha singh

    Pl. post me thru mail some information about Adansonia digitata, the African tree regarding its propagation, habitat and whether found in INDIA etc.

  14. s k swamy rao

    Dear Sir,
    Kindly let me know where I can get the seeds or the bonzai of Asdansonia Digsitata in India, preferably in South India.
    With Regards,
    Hare Krishna
    S K SWAMY RAO

  15. sugandha singh

    i saw splendid photographs of this monkey bread tree, ots amazing, i am further planning to initiate research on its propagation i would be very nice if u provide me some more information about this tree.
    thnx
    Ms sugandha
    botanist

  16. Arvind Pujari, Greenworld Encyclopaedic

    Amased to see the Adansonia photos. We are also trying to save the lonely plant, must be more than 100 years old in Aurangabad- Maharashtra, India.

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