58 minute PAL HD documentary produced by Ralph Stutchbury. The African Baobab tree is an icon of the African savannah, the largest living thing on the continent. It is also the worlds largest flowering plant and the largest succulent. Many African people believe it to be the home of spirits. It is surrounded by myths and legends. The tree is also a source of food, fibre and medicine to local people and is now being hailed as an African 'super fruit' and dry land crop of the future. Baobab products are now being imported into Europe for use in health foods, skin and hair products as well as cosmetics. Victorian explorers first noted the tree for its bizarre appearance with what appeared to be roots protruding from a bloated stem. The Baobab supports whole ecosystems within its branches and hollows and man has used its hollow caverns for water storage, as prisons, burial chambers, bars and toilets. This film is a fascinating look at the many aspects of this extraordinary tree.