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Baobab fruit

Adansonia digitata

Common names: Baobab, Bottle tree, Dead-rat-tree

The pendant fruits are velvet covered, gray when ripe, about a foot long, and apparently look like dead rats (common name "dead-rat-tree") hanging from the tree by their tails.

 

Origin: Tropical and Southern Africa.

Location: Mt. Coot-tha botanic garden, Brisbane, Australia

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Taken on June 8, 2009