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Trees of Africa and Australia: Baobab (Adansonia digitata and other species)

Trees of Africa and Australia: Baobab (Adansonia digitata and other species).
Notes by J. Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Discover the world's widest tree, the baobab.

The trunk of the baobab can store more than 30,000 gallons of water. Its size varies as it uses and collects water.

Recommended books.

Buy 'The Remarkable Baobab' Purchase The Remarkable Baobab: " From the best-selling author of Remarkable Trees of the World, a celebration of the most extraordinary tree of them all. Standing tall on the sunburned plains of Africa and Australia, baobabs may be the oldest life forms on the planet. Many of the specimens still standing today have been around for well over two thousand years. Tremendous in size and bizarre in appearance, they have provided food, medicine, and places of refuge and worship to countless peoples, even serving as prisons and tombs on occasion." [Product Description at Amazon.]

Baobab (Adansonia digitata and other species): Description.

Baobab Facts.

Links and References.

Recommended books.

Remarkable Trees of the World, a great book by Thomas Pakenham, is a treasury in words and photographs of 60 trees of unusually strong personality. Pakenham visited and photographed them around the world, in North America, remote regions of Mexico, Europe, Japan and other parts of Asia, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.

Ancient Trees: Trees that Live for a Thousand Years by Anna Lewington and Edward Parker.