Baobab

Kremetart – Adansonia digitata

  • Bark has the appearance of wax dripping down a huge candle
  • Very old – some thought to be 2000 years old
  • Delicate large flower which opens in the evening and by nightfall next day hangs limp
  • Attracts pollinators (fruit bats and other animals) by giving off a strong musky or carrion smell.
  • Pollen is held lightly therefore wind pollination also possible
  • Elephants are often associated with the Baobab, they eat leaves, bark & fruit. Damage done by the elephants to the bark leads to the regeneration of the bark directly from the exposed wood surface and not even from the edges of the wound (unique characteristic of the Baobab)
  • Seeds are used to derive cream of tartar

• Many stories about the reason for the shape: e.g. baboons planted it after a drunken party

Reptiles

Reptiles

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Mammals

Mammals

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Grasses

Grasses

Croceras macrum Andropogon gayanus Andropogon chinensis Aristida adscensionis Aristida cangesta...

White Seringa

White Seringa

Witsering - Kirkia acuminata Wood is prized for crafting bowls, spoons and items of furniture...

White Resin Tree

White Resin Tree

Witharpuisboom - Ozoroa engleri Distinctive, drooping branches and leaves Contains a considerable...

Weeping Wattle

Weeping Wattle

Huilbbom - Peltophorum africanum Leaves are good as toilet paper Spittle beetle (frog hopper)...

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