Entrée adansonia za
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Définition anglaise   Adansonia za has several common names, for example, za or "zabe" in the south and bozy or "bozybe" in the north, and "ringy" or "boringy" in the Ambongo region (Perrier de la Bâthie, 1955). Little is known about the human exploitation of Adansonia za, but Jumelle & Perrier de la Bâthie (19112) reported that the seeds are eaten and the trunk is sometimes hollowed out as a cistern for storing water. Perrier de la Bâthie (19526) mentioned that the seedling roots are an edible vegetable, and Miege ) reported that A. za is destroyed by ranchers so that their cattle can feed on the moist wood.

In view of the extensive geographical range, Adansonia za is conservationally secure, despite the fact that several local populations are endangered by forest clearance. Adansonia za has diverse interactions with animals: it provides nesting sites for birds, holes for carnivores and lemurs (M. Nicoll, pers. comm.); perches for territorial surveillance and display by birds and the sportive lemur (Lepilemur sp.); many insects feed on the leaves, sap, nectar, and pollen; sunbirds (Nectarinia souimanga) feed on nectar; sifaka (Propithecus verrauxi verrauxi) feed on flower buds; and fork-marked lemurs (Phaner furcifer) feed on exuded gum (Petter et al., 1975). [http://www.buzau.com/baobab/za.htm]

Nom scientifique   Adansonia za
Vocabulaire  
Analogie   Karazan-ja / Baobabs Species / Espèces de baobabs
   adansonia digitata ~ adansonia fony ~ adansonia gibbosa ~ adansonia grandidieri ~ adansonia gregori ~ adansonia madagascariensis ~ adansonia perrieri ~ adansonia rubostripa ~ adansonia suarezensis
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