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Baobab Tree

Baobab tree
Back Baobab
Adansonia digitata
Near Punda Maria - Kruger National Park
Baobab tree
Baobab tree
Baobab tree
Baobab tree
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Adansonia digitata - We recommend that you visit the following site which provides excellent information about the Baobab tree: South African National Biodiversity Institute. You will not only learn that it is the 'upside-down' tree, that the tree may become as old as 2.000 years, and how useful all parts of the tree are, but also that there are 8 species (Buzau), including one species in Australia and 4 native to Madagascar. The baobab is member of the kapok tree family, including the kapok tree (seed pods are used for pillow stuffings), the durian (delicious but badly smelling fruits) and the ornamental silk tree.

Other names - UK Cream of Tartar tree, Monkey-bread tree, Lemonade tree, Upside-Down tree- Afrikaans kremetartboom - Zulu isimuku, umShimulu, isiMuhu - Tsonga ximuwu - Tswana mowana - Venda muvhuyu - NL Apenbroodboom - F Arbre de mille ans

puntje South African National Biodiversity Institute
puntje Department of Tourism of Botswana
puntje Buzau

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