When an elephant in the Zambezi valley starts to feel a little hungry (which is most of the time!), this tree consistently provides their favourite snack. This is the apple ring tree, Faidherbia albida, so-called because of its delicate red seed pods that look just like they’ve been freshly peeled from a juicy, red apple. In this episode, Gus, the African Plant Hunter, introduces us to this stunning tree and shares a few insights into the reasons behind its weird and wonderful shape.
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Gus Le BretonApril 19, 2021