Sinonimi: monkey-bread tree | Adansonia digitata
ETYM The native name.
African tree having an exceedingly thick trunk and gourd-like fruit with edible pulp called monkey bread; SYN. monkey-bread tree, Adansonia digitata.
Huge W African, Indian and Australian tree, yielding rope fiber and edible fruit; monkey-bread tree.
Tree of the genus Adansonia, family Bombacaceae. It has rootlike branches, hence its nickname “upside-down tree”, and a disproportionately thick girth, up to 9 m/30 ft in diameter. The pulp of its fruit is edible and is known as monkey bread.
Baobabs may live for 1,000 years and are found in Africa and Australia.
Majmunsko hlebno drvo, džinovski visoko (do 20m) i debelo (do 9m) drvo sa osvežavajućim plodovima, raste u žarkim krajevima Afrike; plod, lišće i kora služe i kao lek, naročito protiv groznice (nl. Adansonia digitata).