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|Authors||Andry Petignat & Louise Jasper|
Baobabs are famously eccentric trees but, beyond their iconic shape, little is commonly known of their fascinating biology. They are widespread, occuring accross Africa and in northwestern Australia, but it is on the tropical island of Madagascar where they are most diverse. Able to survive great droughts and scorching heat, they are emblematic of Madagascar's remarkable endemic flora. As curiosities, they are much visited by naturalists from around the globe; they certainly rank amnong the world's most extraordinary trees, and represent a unique natural heritage to be understood and protected.
Baobabs of the World describes and illustrates all the known species of baobab and is a valuable reference for naturalists, plant lovers and tourists.