Friday, June 1, 2012

Baobab: The Monkey Bread Tree

The Baobab tree, famous for it's appearence in Antoine de Saint-Exupery's famous children's book 'The Little Prince', is a tree that grows in the topic grasslands Africa.  It can reach up to heights of 20 metres, with a trunk diameter of up to 10 metres. The branches on the top of the tree will continue to grow sideways, vey much resembling roots. This is the reason why some Africans call it the 'demon tree' as it seems to be tree that has been uprooted and turned over by demons.

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