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Who remembers driving between the 2 Boab trees a few Ks up the Landsborough Hwy Tambo to Blackall

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Reply By: The Geriatric Gypsies - Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 11:24

Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 11:24
goodday doug and family
we were up that way a couple of years ago and dont remember seeing them how old is the picture

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 11:36

Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 11:36
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Can't remember exactly how from Tambo but are before you go up the hill to the Rest Area ,Heading North they are about 60m of the new hwy on the left side, The Hwy might have bypassed them by that 60m sometime late 80s . but they are still there.

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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 11:59

Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 11:59
Doug - we remember them. Ian's a Blackall boy so used to go up and down that road playing football and partying at the B& S in the old day when fun was fun. Hope the children are all well.
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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 15:36

Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 15:36
That's a terrific photo Ruth.

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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 10:18

Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 10:18
Stephen, Blue the Plumber took the photo from his brick unit across the road last December. You can see where it's raining out in the desert - to the right of the house. Blue said we got 52 mm from that cloud and it became very cold (in December) as it does after the rain. Great photo, eh?
We Queenslanders call those trees bottle trees!
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 18:08

Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 18:08
Are you sure they are boabs? Trees like that, particularly in those colder areas are generally Queensland bottle trees.

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 18:16

Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 18:16
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The Queensland Bottle Tree (Brachychiton rupestris) originally classified in the family Sterculiaceae, which is now within Malvaceae, is native of Queensland, Australia. Its grossly swollen trunk gives it a remarkable appearance and gives rise to the name. As a succulent, drought-deciduous tree, it is tolerant of a range of various soils, and temperatures.

It can grow to 18-20 meters (40 feet) in height and its trunk has the unique shape of a bottle. Its swollen trunk is primarily used for water storage. On every tree the leaves are variable from narrow and elliptic to deeply divided. Clusters of yellowy bell shaped flowers are hidden within the foliage, and are followed by woody boat-shaped fruits.

Bottle Trees are commonly found planted in streets, parks, on farms and as features in gardens. Roma, Queensland is one country town with prominent bottle trees. They also grace the new entrance to the Geelong Botanic Gardens.

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Follow Up By: Steve from Top End Explorer Tours - Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 18:22

Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 18:22
I had my doubts about Boab trees in Queensland, until I googled it and guess what.

Boabs in Central Queensland.

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 18:27

Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 18:27
Thanks Steve... I don't mind being Nagged ,,,was married once

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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 23:42

Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 23:42
Steve

That site does not change my mind on what the trees are out there. I know that country is the home of the Qld bottle tree. Roma has these trees planted down the streets and I hear a lot of people travelling through mistakenly call them boads.

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Follow Up By: Willem - Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 19:32

Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 19:32
Yerr well............................

Baobab Tree(Africa)...Adansonia Digitata
Boab Tree(Australia)......Adansonia Gregorii
Bottle Tree(Qld).......Brachychiton Rupestris

Three different specie...maybe one Genus.

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Tuesday, Apr 15, 2008 at 04:58

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2008 at 04:58
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Good tree to hang Mugabe up in it.

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