Awesome Baobab Pics

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  1. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    While researching some things about Madagascar, I came across these cool pics of one of everybody's favorites. Some photos are credited to Axel Guillebastre.
     

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    Re: Awesome Baobob Pics

    I have always been amazed by the baobobs.....this does nothing but add to my amazement!
     
  3. MattyB

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    Holy crap! Are these called Moringas or is that something different?
     
  4. Dypsisdean

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    Re: Awesome Baobob Pics

    Don't know Matty. But a few of those would be looking good at Manambe Lavaka. :)
     
  5. palmnerd

    palmnerd Well-Known Member

    Re: Awesome Baobob Pics

    You were right Dean, those trees are outstanding. I've seen a series of photos from near this area (some isolated Island in the Indian Ocean) of similar plants with that surreal look to them. In being there, I would feel like I'm in a Tim Burton film. -Justin
     
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    Yeah, I better get to work on that new "live longer" gel I've been working on.

    I've got Moringa drouhartii but I think that's something different.
     
  7. Dypsisdean

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    Re: Awesome Baobob Pics

    Matty,

    Official name is Adansonia madagascariensis.
     
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    Ahhh, thanks.
     
  9. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Matty/Dean,

    Two different trees, but both grow to be very coooool looking. The baobabs are just amazing! I never made it down far enough heading south on my two trips to Madagascar, but it easily would of been worth it. There's a pretty big one growing here at Fairchild's Garden in Miami.



    Jeff
     
  10. palmnerd

    palmnerd Well-Known Member

    Here's the Baobob (trunk) that Jeff mentioned, that is in Fairchild. My wife modeling for scale.
     

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