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Post by sujin007 on Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:30 pm

The Boojum tree of Baha California resembles a cactus more than a tree at first sight. But it is a tree instead.. Thats what makes it unique..

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Post by sujin007 on Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:31 pm

The thin trunks of the tree can grow in sinuous shapes because the inner wood is remarkably soft and they grow up to 20m high.

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Post by sujin007 on Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:33 pm

As a native of the desert, the leaves of the plant are small and cover the trunk to reduce water loss. When the trees flower they produce a cloud of cream blooms at the very top of the trunks.

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Post by sujin007 on Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:34 pm

The Boojum tree derives its name from the absurd poem ‘The Hunting of the Snark’ by Lewis Carroll, which is appropriate for the unusual looking tree.
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