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Adansonia digitata


The classic image of the African savannah. A long-lived species (up to 1,500 years). "The African baobab's fruit is 15–20 cm (6–8 in) long. It contains 50% more calcium than spinach, is high in antioxidants, and has three times the vitamin C of an orange" - Wikipedia


See reference Northern Sandveld This complicated and diverse habitat is restricted to the far north of Kruger - around Punda Maria and west of the tar road to Pafuri, the Luvuvhu and Limpopo river valleys and a pocket along the north-eastern Lebombo. The sandveld has sandy, well-drained soils supporting a range of vegetation with no particular dominant species. Characteristic trees of the sandveld include the syringas - white kirkia (Kirkia acuminata) and mountain kirkia (Kirkia wilmsii), pod mahogany (Afzelia quansensis), nyala (Xanthocercis zambesiaca), southern lala-palm (Hyphaene natalensis), fever tree (Acacia xanthophloea) tree mopane (Colophospermum mopane), and, of course, the mighty baobab (Adansonia digitata).

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AshleyT 6 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Magnific tree Mark,can you please fill the habitat window with some information of where your spotting was taken,ok?Thanks on advance

Mark Bolnik
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Mark Bolnik

Mutale Local Municipality, Limpopo, South Africa

Spotted on Aug 29, 2017
Submitted on Dec 10, 2017

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