genus Adansonia


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Noun1.genus Adansonia - baobabgenus Adansonia - baobab; cream-of-tartar tree  
dilleniid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
Bombacaceae, family Bombacaceae - tropical trees with large dry or fleshy fruit containing usually woolly seeds
Adansonia gregorii, cream-of-tartar tree, sour gourd - Australian tree having an agreeably acid fruit that resembles a gourd
Adansonia digitata, baobab, monkey-bread tree - African tree having an exceedingly thick trunk and fruit that resembles a gourd and has an edible pulp called monkey bread
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'Morphology, Ploidy and Molecular Phylogenetics Reveal a New Diploid Species from Africa in the Baobab Genus Adansonia (Bombacoideae; Malvaceae)', Taxon 61: 1240-1250.
There are nine species in the genus Adansonia, one occurring in Australia and the others African.
The members of the genus Adansonia are united by several characters that serve to discriminate them from other Bombacaceae, including a characteristic indehiscent fruit with reniform seeds and a powdery whitish pulp [1].