Author 'Hiedra98' (Id 120717 ) : Madagascar is the land of baobab trees. Of the eight species of the genus Adansonia, six are endemic to this island, the seventh (digitata) is shared with Africa, the eighth (gibbosa) exists only in Australia. After fruiting in the summer, it loses its leaves early in the austral winter to spring back. Its fruit is edible and the bark is used to cover boxes. Grandidieri Here is the most majestic with its 25-30 feet high at sunset in Morondava.