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Taxon: Adansonia grandidieri Baill.

Genus: Adansonia
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Bombacoideae
Nomen number: 456169
Place of publication: A. Grandidier, Hist. phys. Madagascar 34(tome 4): t. 79Bbis(2), 79E(1). 1893
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 26-Jun-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 03-Jul-2008
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • giant baobab  (Source: PROTA4U) - English
  • Grandidier's baobab  (Source: PROTA4U) - English
  • baobab malgache  (Source: PROTA4U) - French
  • renala  (Source: PROTA4U) - Malagasy
  • reniala  (Source: F Madag) - Malagasy

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit; oil/fat; seeds
  • Materials: fiber (for rope)

Distributional Range:


    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Madagascar [Toliara]


  1. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  2. Baum, D. A. 1995. A systematic revision of Adansonia (Bombacaceae) Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 82:447.
  3. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  4. Humbert, J.-H., ed. Flore de Madagascar et des Comores. (F Madag)
  5. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  6. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)

Check other web resources for Adansonia grandidieri Baill. :

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=456169. Accessed 19 March 2019.