8.3.15

These beautiful trees...

I love these "Water Trees"

that grow here near the beach at the Bahia.

Baobab is the common name of a genus of trees (Adansonia). There are eight species. Six species live in the drier parts of Madagascar, one in mainland Africa, and one in Australia. The baobab is the national tree of Madagascar.

Other common names include 'boab', 'boaboa', 'bottle tree', 'the tree of life', 'upside-down tree', and 'monkey bread tree'. The trees reach heights of 5 to 30 metres (16 to 98 ft) and trunk diameters of 7 to 11 metres (23 to 36 ft). Its trunk can hold up to 120,000 litres of water. For most of the year, the tree is leafless, and looks very much like it has its roots sticking up in the air.

This is a photo from the Madagascar website, the top two photos at here on the beach..I call them Patrick's and Steven trees as their canopy is just outside their condo. The third is the square trunked tree on the way to Panama City...they all are wonderful to see!

 

1 comment:

Log Cabin Studio said...

Wow beautiful trees!!
xoxo