1. The wide white flowers of the Baobab tree only open at night and are nocturnally pollinated by fruit bats and bushbabies disturbing the blooms while chasing insects for dinner. Very few plants or trees bloom at night and the baobab was seen as a spiritual and mysterious tree by the bushmen because of this. Maybe it's just me, but I'm definitely with the bushmen on this one. I find there is always an undeniable presence about these grand ancient trees.
2. Baobab trees aren’t easy to kill. They can be stripped of their bark to make rope, baskets or paper and simply regenerate.
3. The Baobab is more succulent than tree because of its fleshy bark and up to eighty percent of its trunk is water. This is why it thrives in dry climates - like along the Makgadigadi pans.
Any other fascinating things about these iconic trees we should know about? I'd love to hear it.