Tuesday, 23 June 2009


This one looks quite different from trees we know in our countries!

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

Baobab trees are native to Madagascar (it’s the country’s national tree!), mainland Africa, and Australia. A cluster of “the grandest of all” baobab trees can be found in the Baobab Avenue, near Morondava, in Madagascar.



1 comment:

  1. Thak you, Hans! You are the life and soul of this blog :P