Baobab is the common name of a genus (Adansonia) containing eight species of trees, native to Madagascar, mainland Africa and Australia. Also known as the Bottle Tree, not only do they look like bottles, but the trees typically store around 300 liters of water! They often live over 500 years.
Ex #2 I've tried to photograph this tree several times with little success since I first spotted it a few years ago. Thanks to ouldm01 and his amazing pictures for inspiring me to try a new way. Sorry no fancy link (not learnt that yet) but they are here... www.flickr.com/photos/mouldy/ This tree is huge and all the more impressive because it stands alone and despite appearances is not dead. I imagine its final demise will come from the new builds that are marching its way.