The demise of the largest and oldest African baobabs

@article{Patrut2018TheDO,
  title={The demise of the largest and oldest African baobabs},
  author={A. Patrut and S. Woodborne and Roxana T. Patrut and L. R{\'a}kosy and D. Lowy and G. Hall and K. F. von Reden},
  journal={Nature Plants},
  year={2018},
  volume={4},
  pages={423-426}
}
  • A. Patrut, S. Woodborne, +4 authors K. F. von Reden
  • Published 2018
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Nature Plants
  • The African baobab is the biggest and longest-living angiosperm tree. By using radiocarbon dating we identified the stable architectures that enable baobabs to reach large sizes and great ages. We report that 9 of the 13 oldest and 5 of the 6 largest individuals have died, or at least their oldest parts/stems have collapsed and died, over the past 12 years; the cause of the mortalities is still unclear.A descriptive study of several of the oldest baobab trees in sub-Saharan Africa, which are… CONTINUE READING
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