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Where can I see baobab trees?
Last Updated: 9th April, 2020
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Just so, where can baobab trees be found?
Baobab is the common name of a genusoftrees (Adansonia). There are nine species. Six specieslivein the drier parts of Madagascar, two in mainland Africa, oneinAustralia and three in India, Ranchi. The baobab isthenational tree of Madagascar.
Subsequently, question is, why is the baobab tree special? Over time, the Baobab has adapted toitsenvironment. It is a succulent, which means that during therainyseason it absorbs and stores water in its vast trunk, enablingitto produce a nutrient-dense fruit in the dry season when allaroundis dry and arid. This is how it became known as "TheTree ofLife".
Keeping this in consideration, where can I see baobab trees in South Africa?
In South Africa, baobabs can befoundgrowing in Limpopo near the Zoutpansberg range. The town ofMessinain Limpopo is said to be a 'baobab town'. Thistreeis widely distributed in belts across the Africancontinent,but can also be found in Madagascar, Ceylon, IndiaandAustralia.
How many baobab trees are left in the world?
There are nine species of baobab intheworld, and Madagascar, one of theworld'sbiodiversity hotspots, is home to six.