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Baobab

Adansonia digitata

Description:

This Baobab tree is recorded as the southern-most in Africa, in the Kruger National park . The Baobab tree, called the "upside-down tree," is one of the oldest living trees. Some claim they can live up to 3,000 years old.

Habitat:

I find this huge Baobab , most southerly Baobab tree in the Kruger Park and is located just off the H1-3 just up Nord form Kumana Dam, frst gravel road form left side. (Lat: -24.62, Long: 31.79) It was in full season of flowering...

Notes:

The Little Prince - by Saint-Exupéry, a laureate of several of France's highest literary awards and a reserve military pilot at the start of the Second World War, wrote and illustrated the manuscript while exiled in the United States after the Fall of France. The novella is both the most read and most translated book in the French language, and was voted the best book of the 20th century in France. The upside-down tree - baobab - was one of the wonders in this ferry tale... That is how I for the first time learned about Baobab...

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7 Comments

drP
drP 9 years ago

Beautiful spotting.

marti.arch
marti.arch 9 years ago

Thanks guys

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 9 years ago

Wow, I also first learned about the Baobab from The Little Prince. Nice of you to share that. :)

Carol Snow Milne 2
Carol Snow Milne 2 9 years ago

WOW! What a fantastic tree.

amazing,great spotting Marti.arch,congrats and thanks for sharing

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 9 years ago

Magnificent!

metreebug
metreebug 9 years ago

Wow!

marti
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marti

Bushbuckridge Local Municipality, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Spotted on Jan 17, 2010
Submitted on Feb 17, 2013

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