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Ancient Tree of Africa: Welwitschia (Welwitschia mirabilis).

Ancient Tree of Africa: Welwitschia (Welwitschia mirabilis).
by J. Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Discover the Namibian survivalist tree, Welwitschia mirabilis, which keeps most of its trunk below ground, grows without rain for 3 years in every 4, and can live over 2000 years.

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.

Welwitschia (Welwitschia mirabilis): Description.

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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.