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
Resources and Citations
- CoOL LIST SERVE-Date: 1 Apr 2002 :Heather Bleechmore
- Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "baobab" [Accessed April 5, 2002].