First record of baobab (Adansonia digitata L.) in Uganda. It tends to grow as solitary individuals, though it can be found in small groups depending on the soil type. Type: Broadleaf. Origins/Meanings of the common names The name Adansonia honours Michel Adanson, the French naturalist and explorer who described A. digitata . white flowers that hang down on long stalks. The Arabian legend of the baobab is that "the devil plucked up The specific epithet digitata refers to the fingers of a hand, which the five leaflets (typically) in each cluster bring to mind. The palmately compound leaves are clustered at the ends GENERAL USE(s): The leaves are use as animal feed and pasture for ruminant animal. A., & Jain, A. K. (2015). (2015). Native to Africa, the baobab is one of the most amazing trees. Adansonia digitata medicinal uses include, It improves the soil by shedding its leaves, Abdulkarim, S.M, Bamalli Z, G. M. . The baobab has been known in India for many centuries. Baobab is a deciduous tree, losing its leaves in ... Nomenclature and Classification > Taxon Record Name > Scientific Name. Adansonia digitata. Common Names. The scientific name Adansonia refers to the French explorer and botanist, Michel Adanson (1727–1806), who observed a specimen in 1749 on the island of Sor, Senegal. COMMON NAMES: Baobab, monkey-bread tree, upside-down tree, cream of tartar tree. surround dense clusters of purplish stamens that look like powder puffs. and K. R. (2014). Adansonia digitata L. (accepted name) Synonyms: Adansonia bahobab L. (synonym) Adansonia baobab Gaert. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine, 5(1), 79–84. Medicinal Plants. There are cases of people using the hollow trunks of living trees as This family has about 240 genera and 4 200+ species. periods. Others consider its fruits the finer food And all rely on baobab seed for sustenance during famine times. A 1000-year carbon isotope rainfall proxy record from South African baobab trees (Adansonia digitata L.). Adansonia baobab L., 1764 Adansonia digitata var. Baobab Tree ( Adansonia digitata L ) Parts : Nutrition , Applications in Food and Uses in Ethno-medicine – A Review. flowers open only at night and are pollinated by bats feeding on the nectar. Adansonia integrifolia Raf. Adansonia digitata Common names: Baobab, Bottle tree, Dead-rat-tree The pendant fruits are velvet covered, gray when ripe, about a foot long, and apparently look like dead rats (common name "dead-rat-tree") hanging from the tree by their tails. Adansonia somalensis Chiov. PLoS ONE, 10(5). Gadhagachh. (synonym) Adansonia digitata var. TropPlant Accession Number (TPAN): 0098 Botanical Name: Adansonia digitata Common Name: Baobab, African Baobab, Dead Mouse Tree, Dead Rat Tree, Monkey-Bread Tree, Upside-Down Tree, Cream of Tartar Tree Cultivar: N/A Family: Malvaceae Adansonia sphaerocarpa A. Chev. In Eastern Africa, … Adansonia baobab Linnaeus; Adansonia digitata var. of short, stocky branches. Adansonia Adansonia digitata in Tanzania Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae Clade: Tracheophytes Clade: Angiosperms Clade: Eudicots Clade: Rosids Order: Malvales Family: Malvaceae Subfamily: Bombacoideae Genus: Adansonia L. Species See Species section Adansonia is a genus made up of eight species of medium to large deciduous trees known as baobabs. (2017). Usually solitary individuals surviving well in dry climates and tolerating fire. Adansonia digitata L.. Common Names. [online] India Biodiversity Portal,Species Page : {name of … https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.1.1966.7602, Gebauer, J., Whitney, C. W., & Tabuti, J. R. S. (2016). Baobab products are increasingly being commercialized and exported around the world which had led to elevated pressure on the resources. In other cases the same species may have multiple graphs because of differences in names recorded for the plant. Indigenous genera that have trees includes Adansonia (baobab), Cola, Dombeya, Grewia, Hibiscus, Sparrmannia andSterculia. Africa. The pendant fruits are velvet covered, gray and gourdlike, about a foot long, digitata : epíteto que se inspira en la forma de "mano con dedos" de las hojas de este gigante africano. Austin Publishing Group, 1(3), 1–9. Adansonia digitata L. (Malvaceae) a threatened tree species of medicinal importance. Scientific Name. the dry season. FAMILY: Bombacaceae. Tembo, D. T., Holmes, M. J., & Marshall, L. J. Monkey-bread Tree. Studies of bioactivities of adansonia digitata (L.). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodhyd.2016.02.013, Rahul, J., Jain, M. K., Singh, S. P., Kamal, R. K., Anuradha, Naz, A., … Mrityunjay, S. K. (2015). Adansonia digitata fibres MS 8227.jpg 4,272 × 2,848; 3.78 MB Adansonia digitata(18).jpg 399 × 532; 477 KB Adnsonia digitata upside down tree Biodiversity park, visakhapatnam.jpg 3,000 × 4,000; 3.68 MB https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0124202, 5090 Richmond Avenue Suite 288, Houston, TX, 77056, United States. Symbol Key - ADDI3. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2221-1691(15)30174-X, Sharma, B. K., Bhat, A. Bombacaceae is tropical with about 21 genera and 150 species. Adansonia digitata Linnaeus; Preferred Common Name. Adansonia sulcata A. Chev. The baobab used to belong to the family, Bombacaceae, but this is now generally regarded as a … The The graphs are built from data from all publications in the database with this species name. The baobab used to belong to the family, Bombacaceae, but this is now generally regarded as a subfamily of Malvaceae. Bengali. USEFUL PART(s): Leaves, fruit pulp, bark. Botanical name: Adansonia digitata Family: Malvaceae (Mallow family) The baobab has been known in India for many centuries. Coot-tha botanic garden, Brisbane, Australia Adansonia scutula Steud. houses. Radiocarbon dating of a baobab in Namibia indicated an age of about 1,275 years, making this the oldest known tree within the angiosperms (flowering plants). Ophelus sitularius Lour. Adansonia digitata (A. digitata) is commonly found in the thorn woodlands of African savannahs, which tend to be at low altitudes with 4-10 dry months per year. Fruit pulp is edible and juice can be made from it. Homonyms Adansonia digitata L. Common names Across much of Africa the baobab (Adansonia digitata) is a common sight. Baobabus digitata (L.) Kuntze baobab; Other Scientific Names. Spreng. Adansonia sulcata A.Chevalier Baobabus digitata (L.) Kuntze Ophelus sitularius Lour. Some count this tree’s leaves among their most valued vegetables. In 1941, this tree has been declared a protected tree under the Forest … Family: Bombacaceae. Tahia, F., Majumder, P., Sikder, M. A. COMMON NAMES: Baobab, monkey-bread tree, upside-down tree, cream of tartar tree. LOCAL NAMES: Ose, Igi-ose, kukaa, kulambali, Gorakh-imli. Origin: Tropical and Southern Africa. This aptly describes the shape of a leafless baobab. Common names: Baobab (father of many seeds), Cream-of-tartar tree, Lemonade tree, Monkey-bread tree, Upside-down tree. 467. Adansonia digitata are large deciduous trees with a large thick trunk (possibly the thickest in the world) that is thick-boled (bottle-shaped) reach a diameter of 10-14 m (33-46 ft). Adansonia digitata L. (baobab): A review of traditional information and taxonomic description. The pollinators are bats. Dhaka University Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 14(2), 157–162. Adansonia digitata. Pronunciation: ad-an-SOH-nee-uh dig-ee-TAH-tuh. but the trunk is massive, as much as 35 ft in diameter NAME: Adansonia digitata . Hindi. and apparently look like dead rats hanging from the tree by their tails. RSA Tree No. Adansonia scutula Steud. Adansonia bahobab L. Adansonia baobab Gaertn. and shaped like a bottle. 1) Provides an Important Source of Livelihood for Many Baobab products (e.g. The baobab is steeped in a wealth of mystique. Therefore, there is a need to consider conservation measures before these valuable resources run out. The Leaves of all members possess stipules and apart from Adansonia, rem… The Adansonia digitata L. (1753) is an up to 25 m tall tree with massive cylindrical or characteristically bottle-shaped trunk, that may reach the 10 m of diameter, and branches irregularly distributed along the trunk or concentrated at the apex. Wherever it grows people rely on it for food. Spreng. Adansonia situla (Lour.) It is very limited in Central Africa, and it is found only in the very north of Southern Africa. credited with their introduction and dispersal in our country from tropical congolensis A.Chev. The palmate leaves are hand-sized.The large, pendulous flowers (up to 200 mm in diameter) are white and sweetly scented. Adansonia digitata L. NCBI BLAST name: eudicots Rank: species Genetic code: Translation table 1 (Standard) Mitochondrial genetic code: Translation table 1 (Standard) Plastid genetic code: Translation table 11 (Bacterial, Archaeal and Plant Plastid) Other names: common name(s) baobab: The swollen, urn-shaped bole will eventually become very wide, often exceeding the diameter of the crown and can be up to 10 metres across. Adansonia digitata common name is Baobab. Location: Mt. Muslim traders are Botanical Tree Name Common Tree Name; Adansonia digitata : African Baobab, Monkeybread Tree, Dead-rat-tree (Africa, Oman, Yemen, Arabian Peninsula, Asia) Adansonia grandidieri : Grandidier's Baobab, Giant baobab (Madagascar) Adansonia gregorii (syn. Adanson conclu… Adansonia digitata L. Show All Show Tabs baobab General Information; Symbol: ADDI3 ... or see all the Adansonia thumbnails at the Plants Gallery ©G.A. The tree is not very tall, growing up to 70 ft, Muslim traders are credited with their introduction and dispersal in our country from tropical Africa. Common name: Baobab. Deciduous tree, leafs out during the period of maximum heat just before the first rains arrive in a tropical environment. Adansonia digitata L. Widespread and common, baobab is a defining icon of African bushland and can grow to an old age. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, 63(5), 755–762. Baobab, Monkey-bread Tree, Cream of Tartar Tree, Lemonade Tree, Dead-rat Tree, Upside-down Tree The flowers are 4-5 in across and have waxy crinkled petals about 4 in long that Fibres are gotten from the bark to make mats, fishing nets, sacks and cloths. Genus: Adansonia. Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: No. LOCAL NAMES: Ose, Igi-ose, kukaa, kulambali, Gorakh-imli, USEFUL PART(s):  Leaves, fruit pulp, bark. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, 58, 40–51. At the end of the dry season, the baobab blooms with large Adansonia: nombre científico que honra al sabio francés que describió por primera a éste árbol, Michel Adanson (1737-1806), de su apellido se deriva "adansonia". Flora of Kolhapur District, Yadav S. R & Sardesai M. M, 2002 ... Adansonia digitata L. . When Théodore Monodsearched the island in the 20th century, this tree was not to be found. Adansonia integrifolia Raf. They are native to … congolensis A. Chev. A., & Rashid, M. A. Food Hydrocolloids, 58, 29–34. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfca.2017.01.002, Woodborne, S., Hall, G., Robertson, I., Patrut, A., Rouault, M., Loader, N. J., & Hofmeyr, M. (2015). Baobab is mainly native to Africa is associated with rainfall patterns of the Atlantic coast counties. the baobab, thrust its branches into the earth and left its roots in the air". Family: Malvaceae: (Wild Pear, Gossypium – cotton or Hibiscus family). ID - 1212. It is not common in India but the sight of even one cannot fail to arouse interest and curiosity. Adansonia digitata : Source: Malvales of North America Update, database (version 2011) Acquired: 2011 : Notes: Updated for ITIS by the Flora of North America Expertise Network, in connection with an update for USDA PLANTS (2007-2010) Reference for: Adansonia digitata : Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0) Acquired: 1996 : Notes: Adansonia digitata is a succulent, deciduous tree that can grow up to around 20 metres tall. Baobabus digitata Kuntze. fruits, seeds, leaves, bark) contribute to the livelihood of many populations in Africa as it is a source of food, fibre and medicine1 . The leaves are use as animal feed and pasture for ruminant animal. Leafless tree Photograph by: Marco Schmidt Creative Commons 3. African Baobab . The common name baobab is derived from Arabic meaning "father of many seeds?. Adansonia digitata - Baobab . Adansonia sulcata A.Chev. Effect of thermal treatment and storage on bioactive compounds, organic acids and antioxidant activity of baobab fruit (Adansonia digitata) pulp from Malawi. Adansonia digitata: translation. ... Common names: Common name Transliteration Language Country; Affenbrotbaum: Affenbrotbaum--Baobab: Baobab--Classification: Kingdom: Plantae: CoL The name Adansonia was given to this tree to commemorate the French surgeon Michel Adanson (1727-1806); the species name digitata meaning hand-like, is in reference to the shape of the leaves. Common Name: Baobab. गोरख ईमली Gorakh Imli. This is indeed a most remarkably shaped tree. Adansonia digitata commonly known as baobab is the most widespread of the Adansonia species on the African continent, found in the hot, dry savannahs of sub-Saharan Africa. Cooper. The name Adansonia was given to this tree to commemorate the French surgeon Michel Adanson (1727-1806); the species name digitata meaning hand-like, is in reference to the shape of the leaves.. In some cases this results in data from more than one variety included in the graph. Rheological properties of a polysaccharide isolated from Adansonia digitata leaves. Looking into the canopy of a tree in the Jardim Botânico Rio de Janeiro The trunk is in fact used to store water during dry https://doi.org/10.5958/0975-6892.2015.00025.8. Previous Name: Adansonia situla. On the nearby Îles des Madeleines Adanson found another baobab, 3.8 metres (12 ft) in diameter, which bore the carvings of passing mariners on its trunk, including those of Henry the Navigator in 1444 and André Thevet in 1555. (2016). Adansonia situla (Lour.) Adansonia digitata is regarded as the largest succulent plant in the world. Leafless tree Photograph by: Marco Schmidt Creative Commons 3. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10722-016-0387-y, Nwokocha, L. M., & Williams, P. A. Adansonia sphaerocarpa A.Chevall. It is a food plant in which the leaves and seeds can be cooked to make feeding better. //Doi.Org/10.1371/Journal.Pone.0124202, 5090 Richmond Avenue Suite 288, Houston, TX, 77056, United States, 5 ( )... 58, 40–51 austin Publishing Group, 1 ( 3 ), 755–762 cases the same may! Synonyms: Adansonia digitata family: Malvaceae: ( Wild Pear, Gossypium – cotton Hibiscus... 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