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''Baobab'' Sunset in the Kimberlys WA

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Adansonia gregorii, commonly known as the boab, it is a tree in the family Malvaceae. As with other baobabs, it is easily recognised by the swollen base of its trunk, which gives the tree a bottle-like appearance. Endemic to Australia, boab occurs in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, and east into the Northern Territory. It is the only baobab to occur in Australia, the others being native to Madagascar (six species) and mainland Africa and the Arabian Peninsula (one species).

Baob ranges from 5 to 15 meters, usually between 9 and 12 metres, with a broad bottle-shaped trunk.Its trunk base may be extremely large; trunks with a diameter of over five metres have been recorded. Baobab is deciduous, losing its leaves during the dry winter period and producing new leaves and large white flowers between December and May

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Hermanus 8 4 South Africa
11 Dec 2012 5:58AM
This is a stunning photo !! Very well taken Smile I thought Baobab trees were only growing in Africa Smile

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They also grow in the Kimberlys WA.
tomcat 14 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2012 7:48AM
Interesting that they have spread as far as Australia, when the main group are centred around Africa/Arabia

11 Dec 2012 9:18AM
Excellent silhouette of this fascinating giant, Gordon.Exfoliated trees have always attracted me.This is a pleasing image. - Raja.
kazza12 7 2 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2012 9:38AM
2 great sets v1 is a beautiful shot SmileSmileSmile
11 Dec 2012 11:32AM
V1 is a great image. I love the silhouette of the tree and the positioning of the sun.

11 Dec 2012 1:05PM
V1 is my favourite, just love the silhouette, well done.

27 Jan 2013 11:04PM
beautiful x

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