How has the baobab tree adapted to live in a dry hot climate?
The tree grows in very harsh conditions but is completely adapted to its environment: it sheds its leaves during the dry seasons to reduce water loss; it has a tap root system long enough to reach moisture or even water; and the thick bark protects it from bush fires.
How has the baobab tree adapted to the climate and herbivores of the Savannah?
The Baobab Trees have adapted to the dry season that the savanna experiences and are now able to store water in their large trunks to prepare for the lack of water that the dry season includes. These small, clustered, and finger-like leaves help the tree conserve as much water as possible.
How does a Boab tree survive in the desert?
David says “They’ve got quite a good fire resistant bark and they survive through a dry season by storing a lot of water like a big sponge. They can sit it out in the dry when other plants are going to have a hard time surviving.
What special structure helps the baobab tree survive?
The large trunk and thick outer bark allow baobab trees to grow tall while resisting buckling. The thick trunks of baobab trees give them a distinct appearance.
What are some adaptations of the baobab tree?
The baobab tree has adapted to the savanna biome by only producing leaves during the wet season. When leaves do grow, they are in tiny finger-like clusters. The small size of the leaves helps limit water loss.
What are some adaptations of the Baobab tree?
Where is the Baobab tree found?
There are nine species of baobab trees in the world: one in mainland Africa, Adansonia digitata, (the species that can grow to the largest size and to the oldest age), six in Madagascar, and one in Australia.
What are the adaptations of the baobab tree?
Where is the baobab tree found?
What is special about a baobab tree?
Over time, the Baobab has adapted to its environment. It is a succulent, which means that during the rainy season it absorbs and stores water in its vast trunk, enabling it to produce a nutrient-dense fruit in the dry season when all around is dry and arid. This is how it became known as “The Tree of Life”.