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Palo Borracho (The Drunken Tree)

© Rebecca Absalom

Order: Malvales


Scientific Name:Ceiba chodatii

IUCN Red List status: Not Evaluated


The drunken tree is characteristic of the Dry Chaco, and gave the name to Gerald Durrell’s book "The Drunken Forest", which is an account of his six month trip to Paraguay and Argentina in 1954.

The Paraguayans like stressing the role of the tree for hiding in during the Chaco War.

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