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Adansonia digitata - Baobab Tree, Dead Rat Tree


Adansonia digitata - Baobab Tree, Dead Rat Tree (Adansonia digitata - Baobab Tree, Dead Rat Tree)

This very large old Baobab tree was in Foster's Botanical Garden in Honolulu, HI. This tree was planted in 1940. Photo taken August 5, 2009.



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Dead rat tree... fascinating :o)

8 Sep, 2009

 

why???? not the best of names for such a majestic tree....

8 Sep, 2009

 

The tree is called the dead rat tree because the way the fruits hang on the tree...they resemble dead rats.

I also stated this tree is old. At 69 years...it's actually a young tree even though it's massive...they live for well over a thousand years.

9 Sep, 2009

 

wow thats a big tree for one so young..

9 Sep, 2009

 

1,000 years is a long-lived rodent...Lol.

9 Sep, 2009

 

Sandra:

Yes, this tree is quite tall however, the trunk grows to such a massive circumference. Check some out on the internet, you'll see what I mean. The trunk is like a huge
water tank...because they do store hundreds of gallons of water.

Terratoonie:

It sure would be a long-lived rodent! lol : > )

10 Sep, 2009



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