2010, English, Photograph edition: Boab Tree Sunset Benjamin Jakabek, Toronto, Canada

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  • 2010-07-24 04:09:20
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Title
  • Boab Tree Sunset
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  • Benjamin Jakabek, Toronto, Canada
Published
  • 2010-07-24 04:09:20
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  • Like my work? Like me on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/BRJINC. Adansonia gregorii, commonly known as boab, 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 (one species).Boab is a medium sized tree, usually growing to a height of 9–12 metres. Its trunk base may be extremely large; trunks with a diameter of over five metres have been recorded. Boab is deciduous, losing its leaves during the dry winter period and producing new leaves and large white flowers in late spring. The Australian Aboriginal legend of the Boab Tree: When the tree God created the Boab Tree it was to be the most beautiful of all trees in the universe, with the most beautiful flowers and bearing the juiciest fruit. But as the tree grew to maturity its flowers were mediocre and its fruit had a bad odour and tasted vile. The Tree God became so angry that he yanked the Boab out of the ground and slammed it back in the earth upside down and that is why today, when you see a Boab tree, it looks as if its roots are growing up in the air. www.facebook.com/BRJINC
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