Friday, June 25, 2010

baobab in Barbados

flowers and fruit resemble decorative hanging ornaments

Baobab Tree (Adansonia digitata)

One of the two recorded mature trees in Barbados. This remarkable
tree with a girth of 44.5 ft (13.6m) is believed to have been brought from Guinea, Africa around 1738 making it over 250 years old. Its jug-shaped
trunk is ideally suited for storing water, an ideal adaption in the dry savannah regions of its native Africa.

This tree is located in Warrens St. Michael on the outside of a huge construction site. Local preservationists and historians made it clear that this tree was not to be touched. Just recently, another tree was destroyed by developers who just didn't care that there were fewer than four of these on the island. Its trunk has been used as a guest book for visitors wishing to leave their mark.


  1. Beautiful tree and great photographs.

  2. I had always wanted to see a baobab in flower. There is a tree in Poona University campus, which I visit whenever I go there, but it has never shown its flowers. It is an unusual tree which must be protected.

  3. Your blog is so very beautiful - alive with all the colours of your garden. It's heavenly!

    Thanks for stopping by to visit.

  4. So, this is a baobab tree! The flowers do look like christmas ornaments. The tree is so big I can build a cosy little tree house on it.

  5. Autumn Belle told me it was your birthday so I stopped by to say Happy Birthday wishes. Love your blog, by the way.


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