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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.
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. Baum, D. A. 1995. A systematic revision of Adansonia (Bombacaceae). Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 82:447.
  2. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Adansonia+grandidieri&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  3. Humbert, J.-H., ed. 1936-. Flore de Madagascar et des Comores.
  4. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  5. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  6. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource).

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 18 July 2019.