The world’s most resilient life-form, after roaches.
Baobab (pictured): Its bark is fire resistant. Its fruit is edible. It scoffs at the driest droughts. It shrugs, and another decade has passed. It is the baobab, one of the longest-living, strangest looking trees in the world.
Photo: Courtesy of Flickr user prezz.
Ed note: Cork trees, the soft-skinned monarchs of the Mediterranean.