Baobab – the oldest organisms on Earth
Baobab really looks very impressive, but size does not always matter. It is thick because of the wood structure. Baobab, like cactus, accumulates large amounts of water, in fact, its trunk is a sponge. The age of these trees ranges from 1,000 to 5,000 years. The baobab has no annual rings. In fact, the oldest organism on Earth is a spruce. It grows on the Scandinavian Peninsula in Dalarna County. It was born 9500 years ago.
The tree is the slowest growing organism
It is not true. Trees are large, do not move, live for centuries, and their growth is almost imperceptible.
One clam which lives deep on the ocean floor grows ten times slower than the spruce and oak. Tindaria callistisormis grows very slowly. It needs more than a century to grow up to eight millimeter.