Coolgardens Plant of the week #6

I am away this week so no chance of choosing anything seasonal from my garden, but having been thinking about amazing trees, I have just spent a delightful half hour on Google looking at giant baobabs- not quite sure why, but I highly recommend a little search. These majestic trees can be enormous, otherworldly in shape, almost unbelievable ancient, and important spiritual hubs (although the largest in South Africa is partially hollow and has a bar inside which is not the sort of spirit I had in mind). Some are claimed to be 6,000 years old, and carbon dating certainly gives ages of over 1,000. I am not going to attempt to categorise the wonderful range of delights here, but have included some tasters from Senegal, South Africa, and Madagascar.

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