National Geographic : 1926 Jun
RESTING UNDER A HUGE BAOBAB TREE The baobab sometimes attains a diameter of 30 feet. It bears an edible fruit, and its bark yields a strong fiber which isused inmaking both rope and cloth. Baobab trunks are sometimes hollowed out and used as houses, the wood being very soft and pliable. The species isanative oftropical Africa and is found in Senegal, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and in the lakes regions.