Adansonia perrieri is a deciduous tree with a sparse, irregular crown; it can grow up to 30 metres tall. The large, more or less cylindrical bole can be 3 metres in diameter, it only form branches near the crown[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use of its edible fruit,
Confined to the northern tip of Madagascar, where this species is known from just five sites. The region is considerably disturbed by fire and the extraction of firewood and timber. Seed predation by rats also appears to be limiting the chances of population recruitment. The plant is classified as 'Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
Africa - Madagascar.
Dry, deciduous forests and also in evergreen rainforests at elevations around 650 metres[
Requires a sunny position and a well-drained soil[
]. Established plants are drought tolerant.
Fruit - raw[
]. The broadly ovoid to oblong fruit is up to 25cm long, 1.5 - 2.5 times as long as it is broad[
If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here.