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Palo Borracho (The Drunken Tree)

Palo Borracho by Rebecca Absalom
Ceiba chodatii
Order: 
Malvales
Family: 
Malvaceae
IUCN Red List status: 
Not Evaluated

Description

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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