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Found mostly in the Kimberley region of Western Australia Boabs are also called bottle trees, the tree of life, boababs and Australian boababs. Some of the indigenous Australian names include gadawon and larrgadi.

The boab (Adansonia gregorii) is related to the broader group of species called boababs that live in Madagascar and Africa. It is outstanding for its huge bottleshaped trunk that is filled with soft fibrous wood, enabling it to store water. The boab can live for hundreds of years and grows slowly to a height of 5–15 m and a trunk circumference of up to 20 m. A deciduous tree, it loses its leaves in the winter months in the tropics when it is dormant.

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Boab grove Featured The Boab (Adansonia gregorii) Tree Image

Boab grove

The boab tree (Adansonia gregorii) is unique to the Kimberley and Victoria River Regions of Australia. The tree is deciduous, and will lose its leaves and go into dormancy during the winter months, which is the dry season in the topics.Many trees in the tropical North Australia shed their leaves in the dry season to conserve water. The photo was taken in May which is the beginning of the dry season in North Australia. Interestingly the tree on the right has already shed its leaves while the tree on the left has not. Baobabs store water in the trunk to endure the harsh drought conditions particular to the region

© A2014 Michael Schwab

Boab Tree silhouetted against the setting kununurra sun Featured The Boab (Adansonia gregorii) Tree Image

Boab Tree silhouetted against the setting kununurra sun

Adansonia gregorii, commonly known as the boab, is a tree in the family Malvaceae.
The Australian boab tree (Adansonia gregorii) is related to the Madagascan and African Adansonia species known as baobabs. As with other baobabs, it is easily recognised by the swollen base of its trunk, which forms a massive caudex, giving the tree a bottle-like appearance

© John Clutterbuck