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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Traditionally, the stem bark is prepared by boiling with water to make a decoction that is prescribed to patients. For centuries, the sausage tree has been used as a valuable herbal medicine by a number of traditional healers kigeliq African communities.

Please enter your password Forgotten your password? Its name in Afrikaans worsboom also means sausage tree, and its Arabic name means “the father of kit-bags “. A number of herbalists claim that chewing a small amount of unripe fruit has an aphrodisiac effect in men, but caution has to be taken since this may lead to the development of blisters in the mouth. The stem bark powder can also be put in hot water to make an infusion to treat stomach disorders in children while an infusion from the roots bark is taken to treat pneumonia.


Kigelia pinnata Sausage Tree. Retrieved from ” https: Description Medium sized tree to 45ft. Once one flower has been pollinated, the other buds in the same inflorescence will usually abort to avoid the simultaneous development of too many of the heavy fruits on the same peduncle. UQSt LuciaBrisbane. The genus consists of only one species, Kigelia africanawhich occurs throughout tropical Africafrom Eritrea and Chad south to northern South Africaand west to Senegal and Namibia.

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He was thinking that it was too hot to be bothered with the arduous…. Needs moderately regular water, though it should be reasonably drought hardy. We’ve sent an email to Please follow the instructions to reset your password. A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia.

For example, the fruits are used to manage skin conditions like fungal infections, eczema, psoriasis, boils and leprosy. Introduced specimens in Australian parks are very popular with cockatoos. Insects associated with this species: He was thinking that it was too hot to be bothered with the arduous… Read more. Sell images Our Blog.

Kigelia pinnata fruits of the Sausage tree Kigelia pinnata evergreen frost tender tropical woodland tree Sausage tree fruit Sausage tree Kigelia africana syn. Oroxylum indicum Midnight Horror. The sausage tree is a slow growing tree because the growth rate under normal condition is about 1mt per year.


Most often the sausage tree can be propagated by seeds, but communities tend to protect saplings that have grown in the wild to enable them grow to maturity. The seeds are also eaten by brown parrots and brown-headed parrotsand the tree’s foliage by elephants and greater kudu Joffe ; del Hoyo et al. The flowers are also quite showy and the fruit, while not palatable for humans, is popular with hippos, baboons, and giraffes.

Growing Environment Grows well in full sun.

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Phytochemical analysis from various studies shows that Kigelia africana is rich in medicinal bioactive compounds like alkaloids, tannins, flavanoids, saponins, phenols, terpenoids and glycosides. Planting sites should be selected carefully, as the falling fruit can cause serious injury to people and damage vehicles parked under the trees.

Mainly grown kitelia a curiosity and ornamental, both for its beautiful red flowers and its strange fruit. Kirkia 10 1 Page Kigelia africana flower at Pondicherryin PuducherryIndia.

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