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  • Terry Hess

    Baobab is the common name of a genus (Adansonia) with 8 species of trees native to Madagascar, mainland Africa & Australia. Also known as Bottle Trees, they typically store @ 300 liters of water! They can live over 1,000 years. This imposing & unusual tree is endemic to the island of Madagascar, where it's an endangered species threatened by the encroachment of agricultural land. Grandidiers baobabs have massive cylindrical trunks, up to 3 meters across, covered with smooth, reddish-grey bark.

  • .V i c t o r i a A b i l e n e.

    The amazing baobab [wiki] (Adansonia) or monkey bread tree can grow up to nearly 100 feet (30 m) tall and 35 feet (11 m) wide. Their defining characteristic: their swollen trunk are actually water storage - the baobab tree can store as much as 31,700 gallon (120,000 l) of water to endure harsh drought conditions.

  • Belinda J

    Baobab Tree in Africa, Mother Nature is amazing!

  • Orr

    I love Baobab trees. I don't know if it was The Little Prince that inspired that love or my travels in Africa - Probably both.

  • Marcelo Sumook

    The Unusual Adansonia Tree: Adansonia is a genus of eight species of tree, six native to Madagascar, one native to mainland Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, and one to Australia. A typical common name is Baobab. Other common names include Boab, Boaboa, Tbaldi, Bottle Tree, Upside-down Tree, and Monkey Bread Tree.

  • wylone abbott

    Baobab - the upside down tree. The Baobab tree is a strange looking tree that grows in low-lying areas in Africa and Australia. The Baobab is also called the upside-down tree because when bare of leaves, the spreading branches of the Baobab look like roots sticking up into the air, as if it had been planted upside-down. The "Tree of Life" at Animal Kingdom in Disneyworld is patterened after this tree.

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