Grandidier’s Baobab

Sourcing the Seeds

The Baobab tree makes fruits and seeds in the winter months, and initially it proved difficult for us to source seeds from the wild so we have had vital support from Stuart Cable at Kew Gardens Madagascar Conservation Centre who has assisted in providing seed from the Millenium Seed Bank. A batch was provided in June 2015, grown at Kew’s Herbarium of which there is one surviving sapling in vitro and a further batch of seeds has been provided, scarified and sown by the team at Cambridge University Botanic Garden on 29 January 2016. In February, we received word the seeds were germinating.