Adamsonia za

Adansonia za

''Adansonia za'', common name Baobab, is a species of flowering plant in the genus ''Adansonia'' belonging to the Bombacaceae family.
Baobab Amoureux, Madagascar Near the famous Avenue of the Baobabs (which features the Adansonia grandidieri baobab species) are two legendary Baobab specimens of the Adamsonia za species. 

Both are known as Baobab Amoureux or Love Baobab. Their names comes from their unusual split trunk which have then intertwined into an intimate and permanent hug.

Adamsonia za can grow up to 40m tall and 6m in diameter.
The 2nd Love Baobab found nearby: Adamsonia za,Adansonia za,Africa,Avenue of the Baobabs,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,World


''Adansonia za'' is a large thick-stemmed deciduous tree, about 10–40 metres high and about 6 metres in diameter. The trunk and branches have a brownish-rose colored hue. The tree is wide at the base and grows to a narrow point towards the top of the tree. Leaves are palmately lobed with up to 5 lobes per leaf. They are 5 to 10 centimeters long and 1.5 to 2.5 centimeters wide and the leaf margin is entire. 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 corolla is 15 to 20 centimeters long and 1.2 to 1.5 centimeters wide. Petals are 10 to 20 centimeters long and 1.2 to 1.5 centimeters wide. The flowers are musty-sweet scented. Flowering period extends from November to February. Flowers are usually pollinated by moths of the Sphingidae family. Fruits are usually ovoid with a markedly thickened peduncle. They contain kidney-shaped, laterally flattened seeds. The seeds have an oil content of 11 percent.
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''Adansonia za'' is endemic to Southern and North-Western Madagascar, where it is threatened by habitat loss.
Baobab Amoureux -site 2, Madagascar This is the 2nd "Love Baobab" found near Avenue of the Baobabs. The other one: Adamsonia za,Adansonia za,Africa,Avenue of the Baobabs,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,World


This plant grows in arid scrublands, in deciduous and thorn forests and in savannah. It prefers sunny areas and well drained soils, at an elevation up to 800 metres above sea level.


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