Boab

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Boab (Andansonia gregorii)

Description

A pot-bellied, water-storing tree, Andansonia gregorii, native to the arid regions of western Australia. The boab, or bottle, tree is related to the African baobab tree. It produces a large, gourd-like fruit whose woody shell has been carved into bowls, utensils, and ornamental items.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Andansonia gregorii; bottle tree; Australian baobab

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • External source or communication Comment: CoOL LIST SERVE-Date: 1 Apr 2002 :Heather Bleechmore

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