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Strange Looking Trees

written by: thaibob
 
These trees, for some reason, have grown into some of the weirdest creations of nature. See if you can identify the country. Yes, the picture is a tree and not an alien monster.

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The tree El Arbol de La Sabina is from the Juniper family and gets its appearance from the strong winds blowing off the ocean. It is quite the tourist attraction on this autonomous island of Spain.
Canary Islands
Greenland
Guam
Bali


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The Tree of Life is 400 years old and has one of the most extensive root systems in the world. It survives in the desert with no available source of water and is believed by the locals to be the original site of the Garden of Eden. In which island country, whose capital is Manama, would you find this mesquite tree?
Bahrain
Madagascar
Comoros
Malta


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The Socotra Archipelago in the Indian Ocean is home to the Dragon Blood Tree. Not only does it have a weird exterior but, when punctured, it emits a red sap, thus the name Dragon Blood Tree. It lies off the coast of what African nation?
Somalia
Algeria
Morocco
Egypt


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The Pirangi Cashew Tree is the largest of its kind in the world. More like a bush and root than a tree, it covers a span of 8500 square meters alone. It grows in this country where you might also meet the "Girl From Ipanema".
Brazil
Argentina
Uruguay
Paraguay


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This plant of the Pennantia baylisiana species was discovered in 1945 and is the only one known to exist. It is a female and cannot reproduce because the fruit it bears is almost always sterile. It is found on Three Kings Islands off the north coast of which country that had devastating earthquakes in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Sri Lanka
Madagascar
New Zealand
Singapore


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Believed to have been extinct, the Wollemi Pine was discovered in 1994 in this country, known as 'the land down under'. Since its classification of Critically Endangered, the exact location is undisclosed to the public. Where did they find this specimen?
Australia
Canada
Indonesia
USA


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Belonging to the genus Bombax, this is called the Silk Cotton Tree of Ta Prohm. It is found in a country, which was the setting of the film "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider". This country is also home to the famous "Angkor Wat".
Vietnam
Myanmar
Cambodia
Laos


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El Árbol del Tule (The Tree of Tule) is located on the church grounds in the town center of Santa María del Tule in Oaxaca, where one might encounter a chihuahua scooting about the area. In which country will you find this huge tree?
Honduras
Panama
Mexico
Costa Rica


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This pictures depicts the rainbow Eucalyptus aka Mindanao gum or rainbow gum, which is the only eucalyptus tree found naturally in the northern hemisphere. You can find it on some islands in New Guinea and Indonesia but it is used for making paper on what other group of islands?
Bermuda
Cape Verde
Azores
Philippines


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The Jabuticaba tree is fruit bearing and the fruit can be eaten raw or can be used to make jellies and drinks, wine or grape juice. Several potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory anti-cancer compounds called 'jaboticabin' have been isolated from the fruit. You could visit it during Mardi Gras in this country.
Paraguay
Uruguay
Brazil
Peru


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The Kauri is one of the largest trees by volume in the world. It can be up to 50 meters tall and 15 in circumference. Unlike the Sequoia, the Kauri does not narrow at the top. It can be found in the country of the Maori people. Name it.
New Zealand
Marshall Islands
Australia
Madagascar


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There are eight species of the Baobab tree, one native to mainland Africa and one to Australia. Pictured here is the 'Teapot Baobab’, which is found on the island where the other six species thrive, as well as 75% of the world's known animal species.
Madagascar
Jamaica
Sri Lanka
Cuba


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Located in Sequoia National Park, this tree is named after a Union Civil War general who marched through Georgia. It is among the tallest, widest and longest-lived of all trees. In 2006, the largest of its branches broke off and has become part of the walkway to the tree. Can you name the general?
Grant
Sherman
Jackson
Lee


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