Dating in mombasa
The flowers have 5 petals that are leathery and hairy on the inside. The stamens are divided into multiple anthers and styles are 7-10 rayed.
The vernacular name "baobab" is derived from Arabic بو حِباب (būħibāb), which means "father of many seeds".The trunk tends to be bottle-shaped and can reach a diameter of 10–14 m (33–46 ft).The span of the roots actually exceed the tree's height, a factor that enables it to survive in a dry climate.This tree is also found in India, particularly in the dry regions of the country, More specifically: Mauritania, Senegal, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Niger, Nigeria, n-Cameroon, Chad, Sudan, Congo, DR Congo (Zaire), Eritrea, Ethiopia, s-Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, Angola, Sao Tome, Príncipe isl., Annobon isl., Java (introduced), Nepal (introduced), Sri Lanka (introduced), Philippines (introduced), Jamaica (introduced), South Africa (Transvaal), Namibia, Botswana, Puerto Rico (introduced), Haiti (introduced), Dominican Republic (introduced), Venezuela (introduced), Seychelles (introduced), Madagascar (introduced), Comores (introduced), India (introduced), sw-Yemen, Oman (Dhofar), China (introduced), Guangdong (introduced), Fujian (introduced), Yunnan (introduced).The baobab is a traditional food plant in Africa, but is little-known elsewhere.Baboons likewise spread the seeds in their dung, but over shorter distances.
Pollination in the baobab is achieved primarily by fruit bats, but bush babies and several kinds of insect also assist.
Adansonia digitata (baobab) is the most widespread of the Adansonia species, and is native to the African continent.
The long-lived pachycauls are typically found in dry, hot savannahs of sub-Saharan Africa, where they dominate the landscape, and reveal the presence of a watercourse from afar.
Its occurrence is very limited in Central Africa, and it is found only in the very north of Southern Africa.
In Eastern Africa, the trees grow also in shrublands and on the coast.
The vegetable has been suggested to have the potential to improve nutrition, boost food security, foster rural development, and support sustainable land care.