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Adasonia digitata - Dead Rat Tree
Bombacaceae


Bombacaceae Dead Rat TreeThe "dead rat tree", or Adansonia digitata, is a member of the Bombacaceae family. Its got long drooping flowers that are filled with many stamen. These flowers soon become long hairy fruits that seem to resemble dead rats hanging upside down by their tails.

The tree is a gigantic tree, often called the elephant tree. Its got a smooth shiny grey trunk. It's native to Africa.

 

 

Bombacaceae Dead Rat Tree

 

 

 

 

 

 

Text by Rob Nelson

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