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Baobab Flower

Adansonia za

Description:

large orange bloom, 6", fragrant

Habitat:

spiny forest

Notes:

These flowers are very high in the tree and I'm really zoomed in for this photo. I spotted these in the spiny forest of Ifaty. The flowers are visited by moths and bats.

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10 Comments

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 10 years ago

Thanks for the comments Ashley, Dag, sarah and Kemberly, sorry it took me so long to get to them.

Gorgeous flower, thank you for sharing.

sarah in the woods
sarah in the woods 10 years ago

What a flower! It looks like a bird!

Dag Wixforth
Dag Wixforth 11 years ago

Wow, I want to see it in real!!

AshleyBradford
AshleyBradford 12 years ago

Wow, beautiful! I'd never seen a picture of the flower before.

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 12 years ago

Thanks Linda.

LindaGuastamachio
LindaGuastamachio 12 years ago

Beautiful flower. Incredible tree.

JosephBullock
JosephBullock 12 years ago

Yes, still here. Might have one or two more dental mission trips to parts of the Island.

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 12 years ago

Something for you to search out, if you're still in Madagascar.

JosephBullock
JosephBullock 12 years ago

I didn't know that they had flowers. Mighty flowery for a drab, but extraordinary tree.

Dan Doucette
Spotted by
Dan Doucette

Madagascar

Spotted on May 4, 2011
Submitted on May 4, 2011

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