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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Needs moderately regular water, though it should be reasonably drought hardy. Bark grey, smooth, usually flaking in larger specimens.

Kigelia – Wikipedia

He was thinking that it was too hot to be bothered with the arduous… Read more. Medium to large tree. Hardiness It is marginally subtropical and can stand some frost and temperatures to 28F. Traditionally, the stem bark is prepared by boiling with water to make a decoction that is prescribed to patients. Some birds are attracted to the flowers and the strong stems of each flower make ideal footholds.

Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Kigelia africana with unripe fruits: Its name in Afrikaans worsboom also means sausage tree, and its Arabic name means pinntaa father of kit-bags “.

Parmentiera cereifera Candle Stick Tree. Kigelia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Bignoniaceae.

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These leaves occur in threes and are compound with a glossy and leathery, wavy appearance, and are crowded at the ends of the branches. Most often the sausage tree can be propagated by seeds, but communities tend to protect saplings that have grown in the wild klgelia enable them grow to maturity.

The flowers are also quite showy and the fruit, while not palatable for humans, is popular with hippos, baboons, and giraffes. The fruit pulp is fibrous, containing many seeds. The stem bark powder can also be put in punnata water to make an infusion to treat stomach disorders in children while an infusion from the roots bark is taken to treat pneumonia. Individual flowers do not hang down but are oriented horizontally.

For centuries, the sausage tree has been used as a valuable herbal medicine by a number of traditional healers and African communities. Komakech Richard and Omujal Francis.

Sausage Tree – Kigelia pinnata – Seeds

Based on the country where it grows, the sausage tree is given different local dialect names. Currently, the tree has possible cosmetic and pharmaceutical topical applications, particularly in the formulation of sun-screen skin lotion and creams, breast firming agents, anti-skin irritant and soothing pinnaga, anti-reddening skin agent, anti-inflammation agents, anti-aging and anti-oxidant agents on the skin. Fallen sausage tree flower corollas.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kigelia africana. Display spot characters for this species. The tree is widely grown as an ornamental tree in tropical regions for its decorative flowers and unusual fruit. Views Read Edit View history.

The New Royal Hort. 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 muscles.

Leaves on the tree in KolkataWest BengalIndia. There are some steroid chemicals found in the sausage tree that are currently added to commercially available shampoos and facial creams. The poultice made from leaves is applied topically to treat backache. The flowers open at night, only one at the time, and are short-lived.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The flowers also remain open by day however, and are freely visited by many insect pollinators, particularly large species such as carpenter bees. These compounds offer health benefits to patients suffering from different disease conditions. Tabebuia impetiginosa Pink Trumpet Tree.

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Insects associated with this species: We’ve sent an email to Please follow the instructions to reset your password. Wikispecies has information related to Kigelia africana. All the parts of the tree fruits, leaves, bark and roots are widely used by traditional healers across different African cultures to treat several health conditions.

The sausage tree is a deciduous tree which can grow up to a height of 20 meters. A number of herbalists claim that chewing a small amount of unripe fruit has an kigeli effect in men, but caution has to be taken since this may lead to the development of blisters in the mouth. Kigwlia opposite, crowded near the ends of branches, imparipinnate with three to 5 pairs of leaflets and a terminal leaflet. Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record Kigelai all images In rare cases, the seeds are planted in nursery beds to make seedlings.

The leaves, seeds and fruit pulp are dried, kugelia and then applied to treat wounds. Growing Environment Grows well in full sun. Crescentia cujete Calabash Tree. Tabebuia chrysotricha Golden Trumpet Tree. Flower bud in KolkataWest BengalIndia. Tecoma arequipensis Peruvian Tecoma. His streaks of white hair tell tales of many years spent travelling the world.

There are also a range of traditional uses for the fruit, varying from topical treatments for skin afflictions, to treatment for intestinal worms.