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Boab Tree

Adansonia gregorii

Description:

In the family Malvaceae. It is easily recognised by the swollen base of it's trunk which gives the tree a bottle - like appearance. Endemic to Australia. It is the only boabab to occur. Ranges from 5 to 15 metres. Trunks of over 5 meters around have been recorded. It is deciduous and produces white flowers between Dec and May.

Habitat:

On the banks of the Victoria River, 15km northwest of Timber Creek.

Notes:

Located in Judbarra/Gregory National Park, Gregory's Tree is a sacred site to the Ngarinman people and is named after explorer Augustus Gregory and his party who camped near it in 1856. The expedition artist inscibed their arrival and departure dates on this tree and can still be clearly read.

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2 Comments

KerryHawkins
KerryHawkins 7 years ago

They are amazing Luis and they always look so ancient.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Amazing tree!

KerryHawkins
Spotted by
KerryHawkins

Northern Territory, Australia

Spotted on Jun 19, 2003
Submitted on Jun 19, 2013

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