The succulent plant area of Xiamen garden botanical garden was originally the net red punch card land, but it has become more popular recently. What is the matter? It turns out that the baobab in the succulent plant area bears fruit! < p > < p > this is the first time it has borne fruit in Xiamen for more than ten years. It is said that only baobab trees in South China Botanical Garden and Hainan Institute of agricultural sciences have fruit bearing records in China. Experts speculate that the baobab tree can bear fruit this year because of climate factors. Most of this year has been dry, with rain and high accumulated temperature in the last two months, which is close to the drought and rainy season in Africa where the baobab tree originated. When it comes to baobab tree, what you may see in your mind may be the following pictures: huge trunk, smooth skin, curly and flat crown like tree root, with a deep but floating feeling of being born… < / P > < p > except for the notes in this article, they are all Zhang Yongmei The picture you have in mind is the big baobab, also known as the grandedil baobab. There is a famous baobab Avenue in Madagascar, which is located in Morondava on the west coast. Numerous tourists are attracted to it. Of course, this avenue has become a landmark of Madagascar. There are 6 species of mangrove tree, mangrove tree, mangrove tree, mangrove tree in Africa. There is also an Australian baobab tree that is native to northwest Australia. The fruit bearing trees in Xiamen botanical garden are African baobabs from the African continent. The African baobab is closely related to the Australian baobab tree, which proves the conjecture of Gondwana. < p > < p > baobabu, also known as bobbabu, baobabu or sour gourd, belongs to the genus of Bombax, which is closely related to Malvaceae and is a tropical characteristic family. The family is famous for its light and soft wood texture, and its flowers are usually large and beautiful. The common genera are kapok, gibelia, Castanea, Euphorbia, etc. all the model species of these genera can be seen in Xiamen. < / P > < p > I have been paying close attention to the flowering period of baobab tree in Xiamen botanical garden since the previous year, and I was lucky enough to take pictures of its flowering on November 23 last year. < p > < p > baobab bud, bloom, wither trilogy, full of tree buds, small as marbles, big as fists, all salute me. The afterglow of the setting sun sprinkles on the fluffy round filaments, which is very beautiful and touching. < / P > < p > baobab is the standard palmate compound leaf baobab tree. The Latin scientific name of Adansonia digitata is to commemorate the famous French botanist Adansonia digitata in the 18th century. He was the first person to make a detailed record of the baobab tree, meaning “palmate”. Baobab is a standard palmate compound leaf, usually 3-7 leaflets. Tender leaves are edible, rich in protein, minerals, carbohydrates, fat and cellulose, and can be eaten as vegetables. It is a staple food for residents in Central Africa. Its calcium content is twice that of spinach. It is usually stewed with onion, okra, pepper, meat or fish, and can also be used to make sauce. Sauce is often used as a condiment for thick porridge. The hanging flower is like a pendulum and the stigma is like a flower. In the evening, the flowers of this species of bats are usually rolled out in waves, or in the evening. The flowering period of a single flower is very short, only about 3 days, and the bud period is about 7-10 days. At first, I thought it was a young fruit at first sight. Then I saw the picture below. < / P > < p > a flower bud that can be observed closely. The appearance of the flower bud is densely covered with short villi. It is green and has nodes at the proximal end. When the fruit of baobab tree is mature, the calyx will not fall off. < / P > < p > the branches and leaves are whirling and vigorous, and they look like they are now. Maybe it’s the climate, maybe it’s the gardeners’ careful maintenance. This year’s temperament is quite different. The lens suck up, and it can’t take any picture of its greatness and vicissitudes. Although it looks “slim”, DBH has more than 1 meter! I tried to encircle it. It took about two adults to cuddle. In the African continent, its DBH can reach more than 10 meters. In rainy season, it tries to absorb and store water. The water volume can reach thousands of liters. No wonder it is called “wasteland water tower”. In the dry season, the residents or travelers in the desert of Africa dig a hole in the tree, and the sweet water will gurgle out. Water is the source of life, baobab tree is known as the “tree of life”, worthy of being. Baobab has no ring and its trunk is hollow. It can be inferred by carbon-14 dating that the life span of many baobabs on the African continent is more than 1000 years. Therefore, baobab has also won the reputation of “old longevity” in the plant kingdom. However, due to the change of climate and the loss of habitat, the same genera of baobab, baobab and limestone baobab are at present Trees have been rated “endangered” by the World Conservation Union. < p > < p > the calyx and style are persistent, just like wearing a brown hat and dragging a small tail. Like when I first saw flowers last year, the fruit of baobab tree also excited me. What is the ripe fruit like? How does it taste? I found a picture, which made me more curious. < / P > < p > spongy white “cheese” is an edible part, which is wrapped with seed information. How can I solve my addiction to food if I just look at it once? I actually found several sellers on a treasure, and I ordered them without saying a word. After tasting it, I found that curiosity killed the cat. There was only a thin layer of flesh, which disappeared after a few smacking in my mouth. The taste was slightly sour and there were a lot of seeds. To be honest, the pulp really has nothing to eat, but it is said that the content of vitamin C is ten times that of the same amount of orange, and the content of trace elements such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron and zinc is also very high. After being crushed, it can be used to make refreshing drinks. Because of its slightly sour taste, it is often used with honey and can also be used as a starter for brewing beer. The seeds are dark brown, slightly larger than soybeans, kidney shaped and hard. The seed of baobab tree is rich in unsaturated fatty acids. Its carotene content is twice that of palm oil and seven times that of corn oil. It can be widely used in food, medicine, cosmetics, lubricating oil, soap, personal care products, etc! Fried seeds can be used as snacks, roasted and ground as a substitute for coffee. Baobab is full of treasure. African people have fully mastered the anti-oxidation, anti-virus and anti-inflammatory effects of baobab root, stem, leaf, pulp, seed and bark in the long-term production and living practice. < / P > < p > in Nigeria, bark extracts can treat sickle cell anemia. In Tanzania, bark extract can treat dental caries and toothache. In Senegal and Malawi, hunters squeeze sap from trees and drop them into the wounds of animals injured by Curcuma to reduce the toxicity. In Somalia, fresh or dried roots are boiled with water, and two cups of morning water can cure urinary retention *
‘s magical tree of life provides all the convenience for the creatures of the African continent, as small as an ant, as big as an elephant. This reminds me of the apple tree for the boy dedicated fruit, branches, trunk, until finally, the dying roots of the old tree became the boy’s rest. This is the story of man and nature, and it is also the story of each of us. gather and watch! Huawei P40 Pro evaluation: excellent mobile phone photography elegant design, do you like it?