How does the local story go about the baobab having been pulled out and planted upside down for some reason, showing its roots up in the sky?
This tree is the most widespread of the adansonias, regarded as the world's largest succulent. The circumference of the trunk may exceed 28 m, whilst the height is seldom above 25 m.
A wide variety of uses has been found for the baobab by humans and other living species: it provides food, water, shelter and medicine to many. To some it serves as a beacon and fond partnership when met again in the veld. And then there are the baobab stories (www.plantzafrica.com).