Boab Trees: The Baobab's Australian Cousins

If you have ever seen or heard of the baobab, then you will know how imposing it is. With their thick trunks, they look like bulbous roots that grew out of the ground. They could grow as tall as 30m (around 100ft) and can reach a diameter of about 16m (or 52ft). They also live very long, with some even reaching 2,500 years.

But these deciduous trees can usually be found in Madagascar and Africa, so how did they travel to Australia? There are three key theories about the journey that the baobab took to get to Australia which you may read on The Conversation.

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