- Description: View of a Baobab tree in Fairchild Gardens. There are eight species of the Baobab tree that are native to Africa, Madagascar, and Australia. They store water in their trunks in order to survive in these environments. Baobab leaves are used in some food dishes in Africa and Australia, and Australian natives used the leaves for medicinal purposes. Because of its appearance, it is sometimes called
"the upside down tree."
- Keywords: tree, baobab tree, Fairchild Gardens
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- Source: Florida Center for Instructional Technology, Exploring Florida: Social Studies Resources
for Students and Teachers (Tampa, FL: University of South Florida, 2009)
- County: Miami-Dade
- Date of Photo: 5/26/2008
- Photographer: Roy Winkelman