The different tree species in Madagascar
The Vegetation in Madagascar is almost unique in this world. Many plant species have been identified by researchers classified as endemic been, which means that they found without exception in Madagascar are. Many nature travelers who want to enjoy their Madagascar vacation experience unforgettable adventures in the national parks on Madagascar with all the untouched rainforests. Hardly anywhere else is the flora as varied and diverse as on the Red Island. Environmental organizations currently estimate that on Madagascar more than 4,000 different endemic tree species are to be found. This means that exactly these tree species cannot be found in any other country in the world. Many tropical precious wood species are part of it. Among other things, this is also the reason why many Plant species in Madagascar are now on the red list of endangered species: For many millennia, the Rainforest in Madagascar Time to develop completely freely in complete peace. For some time now, however, large parts of the rainforest have been cleared - especially the so-called precious woods are the target of many. These are gladly exported and used for the production of precious furniture. However, this overexploitation affects the Habitat of many plants on Madagascar strong. A short overview of the different tree species that can still be found on Madagascar today is offered below. On the one hand, we would like to inform you about the diversity of the Madagascan flora, on the other hand, we would like to prepare you for possible future Vacations to Madagascar stimulate
The precious wood species in Madagascar
Madagascar is home to several so-called precious wood species. These noble woods are known for their expressive grains and color compositions extremely popular especially in the field of furniture making. Jewelry and various utensils are also made from this wood. In Madagascar belong Rosewood, rosewood and ebony to the so-called precious woods.
Fruit trees in Madagascar
Many different and partly extremely imposing Fruit trees are native to Madagascar. This includes, for example, the Mango tree, which can grow up to 40 meters high and the in this country extremely popular yellow fleshy fruits produced. Also Papaya trees are at home on Madagascar and that although they originally come from Mexico. Jackfruit trees are less known in this country, while the fruits growing on these trees are a real sensation: Jackfruit can grow up to 40 kilograms in weight. The fruits are extremely tasty, but also the juicy. The taste is reminiscent of a mixture of peaches, bananas and apples. Another Madagascar fruit tree is the Lychee tree. Even though this tree originally comes from China, it now feels exceedingly at home on the island. This may also be the reason that currently per year about 100,000 tons of lychees harvested in Madagascar can be produced. This makes the lychee one of the export hits of the island state. Also worth mentioning are the Sumac family, some species of which provide delicious fruit. These include, for example, the Cashew nuts, which are also very popular in Germany.
Other exceptional tree species
As mentioned above, Madagascar is the natural home of many different species of trees that can only be found on this island. The Fire Tree, which is also known as Flame tree or flamboyant was originally an endemic tree species, but is now found in other parts of the world. The fire tree
belongs to the family of legumes and inspires with its fiery red flowers. Also this tree is nowadays unfortunately as endangered classified. Another tree that delights with its enormous flowering is the so-called Jacaranda. This is a trumpet tree plant, which with its stunningly beautiful lilac flowers enthusiastic. Ylang-Ylang is a tree that grows mainly on the Madagascar island of Nosy Be is cultivated. The evergreen tree can reach a growth height of up to 25 meters and belongs to the family of annonaceae. The essential oil ylang ylangwhich is highly sought-after in the cosmetics industry, for example, is extracted from the large blossoms of this tree. If you would like to experience the scent of these extraordinary flowers directly on site, we can offer you one of our Nature tours for a vacation in Madagascar highly recommended. For example, enjoy their Honeymoon in Madagascar at the endless dream beaches of the island Nosy Be and undertake an unforgettable aromatic excursion to the plantations on the so-called Perfume Island. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about our travel packages.