Boab or Adansonia

Family: Malvaceae
Genus: Adansonia
Species: gregorii
Main Flower Colour: Cream

Description

Families of boabs march across the Kimberley landscape, slim youngsters, sturdy middle aged ones, stout grandparents . Boabs grow into a large tree with swollen bottle shaped trunk. Found only in the Kimberley of WA and extending east into the NT. Large flowers are white or cream. Deciduous in dry season. Seeds are contained in a large hard-shelled pod.

Identification

The main flower colour is cream. Bottle shaped trunk, deciduous in dry season

Uses

Most parts of the tree are useful for traditional medicine, storing water, food, fibre. Seed pods are carved for the tourist trade.

References

http://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/4995

Created: 16 Apr 2014 - Member - John and Val
Updated: 01 Aug 2014 - Member - John and Val

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Location

Bio Regions

VIB - Victoria Bonaparte

DAL - Dampierland

CEK - Central Kimberley

Specifics

Kimberley, WA

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