Chandigarh Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Chandigarh (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Adansonia digitata Linn.

Family: Bombacaceae Genus: Adansonia Species: Adansonia digitata Linn.






Synonym Adansonia bahobab Linn., Adansonia integrifolia Raf., Adansonia somalensis Chiov., Adansonia sphaerocarpa A.Chev Flower Color White
Common Name Rukhdo, Kalpavriksha, Gorakhamli Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Baobab, Monkey-Bread Tree Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Kalpavriksha Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Upto1500 m Fruit Type Capsule
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruit up to c.25 × 12 cm, ovoid to oblong-cylindric, variable and sometimes irregular in shape, velvety-brown-tomentose
Habitat Commonly found in the thorn woodlands of the African savannahs Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Tropical and sub-tropical Africa, parts of the middle east and India Bark Details Bark having trunk of very large dimensions at the base gradually becoming narrower at the apex
Distribution in chandigarh Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park Origin Exotic
    Leaf Type Compound
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Elliptic
Description of Species Massive tree, not usually more than 20 m. Leaves simple and sessile or Tri-foliolate and petiolate entire or shallowly dentate. Leaves on mature trees 5-7-foliolate, palmate with petiole up to 12 cm. Leaflet lamina 5-15 × 3-7 cm, oblong-elliptic to obovate-elliptic. Flowers usually pendent,white. Fruit up to c.25 × 12 cm, ovoid to oblong-cylindric, variable and sometimes irregular in shape, velvety-brown-tomentose. Seeds c.1.3 × 0.9 cm, many, reniform Leaf Details Compound, digitate, deciduous, leaflets 3 - 7, entire, sessile or subsessile, obovate - oblong or elliptic - oblong, densely silky brown - hairy at length glabrous above, arising from a single point on the long stalk

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details