Final radiocarbon investigation of Platland tree, the biggest African baobab

dc.contributor.author Patrut, Adrian
dc.contributor.author Woodborne, Stephan
dc.contributor.author Patrut, Roxana T.
dc.contributor.author Rakosy, Laszlo
dc.contributor.author Hall, Grant
dc.contributor.author Ratiu, Ileana
dc.contributor.author von Reden, Karl F.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-27T14:51:34Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-27T14:51:34Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.description Author Posting. © Studia Chemia, 2017. This article is posted here by permission of Studia Chemia for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai, Seria Chemia 62, no. 2, Tom 2 (2017): 347-354, doi:10.24193/subbchem.2017.2.27. en_US
dc.description.abstract The article discloses the main results of our new investigation of Platland tree, a.k.a. Sunland baobab, the largest known African baobab. Our recent research was motivated by the three successive splits of 2016 and 2017, which determined the collapse and demise of the stems that have built the main unit of the tree. According to our new findings concerning the architecture of large and old baobabs, we established that Platland tree has a double closed-ring shaped structure and consists of two units/rings that close two separate false cavities. The larger unit was composed of five fused stems, out of which four toppled and died, while the fifth stem is already broken. The smaller unit, which is still standing, consists of three fused stems. We also determined that the larger unit had an age of 800 yr, while the smaller unit is 1100 yr old. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship The research was funded by the Romanian Ministry of Scientific Research CNCS-UEFISCDI under grant PN-II-ID-PCE-2013-76. en_US
dc.identifier.citation Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai, Seria Chemia 62, no. 2, Tom 2 (2017): 347-354 en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.24193/subbchem.2017.2.27
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1912/9441
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Studia Chemia en_US
dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.24193/subbchem.2017.2.27
dc.subject AMS radiocarbon dating en_US
dc.subject Adansonia digitata en_US
dc.subject Tropical trees en_US
dc.subject Ring-shaped structure en_US
dc.subject Age determination en_US
dc.subject False cavity en_US
dc.title Final radiocarbon investigation of Platland tree, the biggest African baobab en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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