Baobabs, a book review

A fascinating book filled with specialist information made palatable for non-botanists.  Lots of illustrations and bright clear photographs make this a beautiful book.  I got caught up in the book and spent a happy afternoon with it.

The book starts out with the general botanical information one needs to deal with the classification and general description of baobabs, details of their life history, bio-geography, dispersal and their role in people’s lives.

The next section deals with each of the eight baobab species, including specific botanical description, habitat, distribution and uses, accompanied by botanical drawings.

All round this is a charming book which will appeal to anyone who has fallen in love with a majestic baobab.


  • Title: Baobabs of the World
  • Sub-Title: The upside-down trees of Madagascar, Africa and Australia
  • Authors: Andry Petignat & Louise Jasper
  • Publisher:  Struik Nature (an imprint of Penguin Random House)
  • Year: 2015
  • ISBN:  978-1-77584-370-2

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