Adansonia rubrostipa

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Fony baobab
A. rubrostipa in the Anjajavy Forest
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Genus: Adansonia
Species: A. rubrostipa
Binomial name
Adansonia rubrostipa
Jum. & H.Perrier

Adansonia rubrostipa, commonly known as fony baobab is one of the nine species of baobab identified to date, and one of the six indigenous to Madagascar, within the family Malvaceae. This tree is endemic to western Madagascar and occurs in the Madagascar dry deciduous forests.[1]

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  1. ^ Nick Garbutt, C. Michael Hogan, Hilton Hastings, Wendy Pollecutt, Tahiana Andriaharimalala, Anjajavy, the village and the forest, Lumina Technologies, May 12, 2006