Explore the world's tallest and largest flowering forests
Explore the world's tallest and largest flowering forests


This giant baobab in Central India is probably five centuries old, originating as a gift to the local kings of northern India in the 1500s.

Baobab, Adansonia digitata
The Malvaceae, the mallow, cotton, hibiscus family

Vita: 8/10  Gnarl: 8/10  Wildness: 3/10 Accessibility: 8/10   Sensitivity: 3/10 

 Country: India -- Whereabouts: Orchha, Madhya Pradesh

What we love about this tree:
It's the largest tree in an area of flat farmfields, and it stands out like a giant tower

The central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh is home to the incredible palace compound of Orchha. This giant baobab tree is, to my best reckoning, dating from the 1500s and was brought across from Southern Africa to India by Arab traders.

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