EPPO Global Database

Adansonia digitata(AADDI)

Code created in: 2001-11-08

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: AADDI
  • Preferred name: Adansonia digitata
  • Authority: Linnaeus


Western Asia (Yemen), practically all Africa (except Cape). Baobabs are famous for their longevity (over 1000 years), and have great social and economic importance in Africa. Introduced in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indochina, Madagascar, Caribbean

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Adansonia sphaerocarpa Chevalier

Common names
Name Language
baobab English
monkey bread English
sour gourd English
upside-down tree English
Affenbrotbaum German
baobab French
baobab Spanish
baobab Italian
noce d'Egitto Italian
árvore-dos-mil-anos Portuguese
baobá Portuguese
embondeiro Portuguese
molambeira Portuguese
Afrikaanse kremetart Afrikaans
baobab Afrikaans
kremetart Afrikaans
kremetartboom Afrikaans
gadhagachh Bengali
gorakh-imli Hindi
buyu Swahili