Baobab Tree Names, Pictures and Types of Adansonia Species

Baobab Tree Pictures
Baobab Trees (Adansonia grandidieri)
Picture of a group of Baobab Trees (Adansonia grandidieri)

The Adansonia genus consists of eight species of Baobab trees, six native to Madagascar, one native to mainland Africa and the Arabian Peninsula and one to Australia. The mainland African species also occurs on Madagascar, but it is not a native of that island.

Baobab trees are regarded as the largest succulent plants in the world!

Facts about the Adansonia Genus of Trees
  • Genus Latin Scientific Name = Adansonia.
  • Genus Latin Name Pronunciation: ad-an-SOH-nee-uh.
  • Genus Latin Name Meaning: Named for Michel Adanson, 18th century French surgeon, botanist and naturalist.
  • Genus Common Names = Baobab, boab, boaboa, Cream of Tartar tree, bottle tree, Lemonade tree, upside-down tree, and monkey bread tree. List of Adansonia Vernacular names
  • Number of Taxa (Types) in the Adansonia Genus = 8
List of Baobab Trees, Adansonia Genus - All known species, taxa types organized by scientific Latin botanical name first and common names second
List of Baobab Tree Names
Botanical Tree NameCommon 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. Adansonia gibbosa) Boab, Australian Baobab, Bottletree, Cream-of-tartar-tree, Gouty-stem (Northwest Australia)
Adansonia kilimamontane African baboab (Eastern and Southern Africa)
Adansonia madagascariensis Madagascar Baobab (Madagascar)
Adansonia perrieri Perrier's Baobab (North Madagascar)
Adansonia rubrostipa (syn. A. fony) Fony Baobab (Madagascar)
Adansonia suarezensis Suarez Baobab (Diego Suarez, Madagascar)
Adansonia za Za Baobab (Madagascar)

List of Adansonia Vernacular names

English: Baobab
Afrikaans: Kremetart
العربية: باوباب (شجرة)
বাংলা: বাওবাব
Bosanski: Baobab
Česky: Baobab
Dansk: Baobab
Deutsch: Affenbrotbäume
Ελληνικά: Αδανσονία
Esperanto: Baobabo
Eʋegbe: Adido
Hrvatski: Baobab
Ido: Baobabo
Latviešu: Baobabi
Lietuvių: Baobabas
Malagasy: Baobab
Nederlands: Baobab
日本語: バオバブ
Norsk (bokmål)‎: Baobab
Polski: Baobab
Српски / srpski: Баобаб
Srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Baobab
Suomi: Apinanleipäpuut
Svenska: Apbrödsträd
Tiếng Việt: Bao báp
Türkçe: Baobab
Українська: Баобаб
中文: 猴面包树
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