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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Sharing the Wisdom pinnaga Time. The hard shell skin of the fruit can be hollowed out, cleaned, and made into useful, durable containers of varying sizes. The seeds are removed as soon as the fruit is harvested for planting because they are viable only for a few weeks after harvest. 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 agent, anti-reddening skin agent, anti-inflammation agents, anti-aging and anti-oxidant agents on the skin.

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Seeds are now available at our seed store. The sausage-like fruit is big with an average of about In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.


The sausage tree is a slow growing tree because the growth rate under normal condition is about 1mt per year. The tree is evergreen where rainfall occurs throughout the year, but deciduous where there is a long dry season.

Medium to large tree. Mainly grown as a curiosity and ornamental, both for its beautiful red flowers and its strange fruit.

In fact, the sausage tree is widely recognized for its remarkable effectiveness in improving the firmness and elasticity of the skin. The seeds are pinnataa in their dung. 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.

Derivation of specific name: A Treasury of Botany. These compounds offer health benefits to patients suffering from different disease conditions.

A sausage tree in Botswana in use as an airport departure lounge. The flowers and later the fruit hang down from branches on long flexible stems 2—6 metres long.

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Parmentiera cereifera Candle Stick Tree. For now, however,… Read more. By using this site, you agree to the Ponnata of Use and Privacy Policy. West Indies, Trinidad, Feb. Please enter your password Forgotten your password? The fresh and dried fruits can be boiled with water and given to patients to treat ulcers, sores, syphilis and rheumatism.

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Kigelia – Wikipedia

Tecoma arequipensis Peruvian Tecoma. The flowers also remain open by day however, and are freely visited by many insect pollinators, particularly large species such as carpenter bees.

This page was last edited on 29 Decemberat Red data list status: Once one flower has been pollinated, the other buds in the same inflorescence will usually abort to avoid the simultaneous development kugelia too many of the heavy fruits on the same peduncle.

Introduced specimens in Australian parks are very popular with cockatoos. A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana.

In some African cultures, women use the sap from the fruit of the tree for firming the skin around their breasts. The leaves are elliptic in shape ,igelia a length of 10cm when mature. His streaks of white hair tell tales of many years spent travelling the world. In fact the bark of Kigelia africana has anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-microbial and anti-cancer properties. Flowers large, dark maroon with yellow veining, in pendulous sprays up to flowered. Retrieved from ” https: