The Baobab tree is indigenous to Africa. Its scientific name is Adansonia digitata. Other species of Adansonia trees are found in Madagascar, Austrailia, and the Arab Peninsula. Some of these trees are thought to be over 2000 years old, with the oldest recorded specimen being almost 2500 years old. I had a chance to visit some in Tanzania during the dry season, after they had already shed their leaves. The look of the bare trees is almost alien-like.