Top ten trees of the world: No. 9

At number 9 is the Baobab (Adansonia).

Native to Madagascar, Africa and Australia, the Baobab (pronounced ‘Bay-O-Bab’) is capable of living for over 1000 years.

Having a distinctive shape characterised by wide, flat branches that look like roots and a water-storing trunk thickest near the base, the Baobab is the focus of myth and legend; it is said that a devil uprooted the tree and replanted it upside down. Pollinated by bats, at night the Baobab produces foot-long flowers in an impressive display of yellows and purples.

Click here to learn more about these unique trees and see footage of flowering Baobabs.

Curious to know which tree will be at No. 8 on the list? Keep following my blog to find out…

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