Kigelia africana. Photo: Bart Wursten Shenstone, Mt Hampden. Kigelia africana. Photo: Bart Wursten By road from Sinamatella to Robins Camp, Hwange NP. Kigelia Pinnata. Name: Kigelia Pinnata Common Name: Balam Khira Botanical Name: Kigelia Pinnata Availability: In Stock. A large Tree from tropical Africa with . Kigelia africana and Kigelia pinnata are widespread across Africa and found in wet savannah and riverine areas. The tree grows to 20 metres or more and is.

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Flowers large, dark maroon with yellow veining, in pendulous sprays up to flowered. Their scent is most notable at night indicating that they are adapted to pollination by batswhich visit them kigelka pollen and nectar. The seeds are removed as soon as the fruit is harvested for planting because they are viable only for a few weeks after harvest.

Display spot characters for this species. Wikispecies has information related to Kigelia africana. Apart from the skin application, the fruit of the sausage tree has also been used as a purgative against dysentery.

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A Treasury of Botany. A sausage tree in Botswana in use as an airport departure lounge. Pinnatw pinnata fruits of the Sausage tree Kigelia pinnata evergreen frost tender tropical woodland tree Sausage tree fruit Sausage tree Kigelia africana syn.

Crescentia cujete Calabash Tree.

Common in India, with many medicinal uses, the species’s distribution is most certainly anthropogenic. Some birds are attracted to the flowers and the strong stems of each flower make ideal footholds.


Fallen sausage tree flower corollas. These compounds offer health benefits to patients suffering from different disease conditions.

Kigelia Africana. A Medicinal Plant With A Cosmetic Potential.

Kirkia 10 1 Page The tree is widely grown as an ornamental tree in tropical regions for its decorative flowers and unusual fruit. The New Kiigelia Hort. Insects associated with this species: He was thinking that it was too hot to be bothered with the arduous….

Kigelia africana with unripe fruits: The hard shell skin of the fruit can be hollowed out, cleaned, and made into useful, durable containers of varying sizes. The genus kiggelia of only one species, Kigelia africanawhich occurs throughout tropical Africafrom Eritrea and Chad south to northern South Africaand west to Senegal and Namibia. Seeds and husk of a broken fruit, PuneIndia.

Kigelia Pinnata

Grows well in full sun. The fresh and dried fruits can be boiled with water and given to patients to treat ulcers, sores, syphilis and rheumatism. Enter your log in email address and we’ll send you a link to reset your password. The bark is grey and smooth at pinmata, peeling on older trees. For centuries, the sausage tree has been used as a valuable herbal medicine by a number pihnata traditional healers and African communities.

Leaves on the tree in KolkataWest BengalIndia. If is associated with an Alamy account you’ll receive an email with instructions on how to reset your password. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kigelia africana.

Tabebuia chrysotricha Golden Trumpet Tree.

Kigelia is also used in a number of skin care products. Its name in Afrikaans worsboom also means sausage tree, and its Arabic name means “the father of kit-bags “. Seed Availability Seeds are now available at our seed store. Unusual tree featuring ” long sausage shaped fruits growing at the ends of long stems. The flowers also remain open by day however, and are freely visited by many insect pollinators, particularly large species such as carpenter bees.


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Kigelia Pinnata

In some African cultures, women use the sap from the fruit of the tree for firming the skin around their breasts. The stem bark of the sausage tree has been used by traditional healers to treat health complications like hydrocele elephantiasis of the scrotum and rheumatic conditions like inflammation, swelling, and pain in the joints or kigeoia.

These leaves occur in threes and are compound with a glossy and leathery, wavy appearance, and are crowded at the ends of the branches. Red data list status: A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. The sausage tree grows a fruit that is up to 2 feet long, weighs about 15 lbs, and looks like a sausage. In fact the bark of Kigelia africana has anti-inflammatory, kigeliaa, anti-microbial and anti-cancer properties.

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