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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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Pages 37 – Pope Francis in a pinnaga book is calling for an alliance between the young and elderly: The flowers and later the fruit hang down from branches on long flexible stems 2—6 metres long. Unusual tree featuring ” long sausage shaped fruits growing at the ends of long stems. Photo Gallery — A Migrant Caravan.

All the parts of the tree fruits, leaves, bark and roots are kifelia used by traditional healers across different African cultures to treat several health conditions.

Display spot characters for this species. Phytochemical analysis from various studies shows that Kigelia africana is rich in medicinal bioactive compounds like alkaloids, tannins, flavanoids, saponins, phenols, terpenoids and glycosides. The sausage tree grows a fruit that is up to 2 feet long, weighs about 15 lbs, and looks kibelia a sausage. Kigelia africana with unripe fruits: Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kigelia africana.

Enter your log in email address and we’ll send you a link to reset your kigelis. Derivation of specific name: Medical plant 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.

UQ kigelis, St LuciaBrisbane. The fresh and dried fruits can be boiled with water and given to patients to treat ulcers, sores, syphilis and rheumatism. Leaflets oblong, leathery with rough hairs on both surfaces. Introduced specimens in Australian parks are very popular with cockatoos. In central Kenya, the dried fruits are used to make an alcoholic beverage called Muratina which is a core component in cultural events in Central Kenya. A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia.


Common in Kigeliaa, with many medicinal uses, the species’s distribution is most certainly anthropogenic.

Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: The leaves are elliptic in shape with a length of 10cm when mature. Page 1 of 1. Individual flowers do kigela hang down but are oriented horizontally. Bignoniaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8 3 Pages 83 – The plant is also claimed to have potent wound healing activity and for treatment of skin cancers. The seeds are kitelia as soon as the fruit is harvested for planting because they are viable only for a few weeks after harvest.

Kigelia pinnata fruits of the Sausage tree Kigelia pinnata evergreen frost tender tropical woodland tree Sausage tree fruit Sausage tree Kigelia africana syn.

There are some steroid chemicals found in the sausage tree that are currently added pinnzta commercially available shampoos and facial creams. Growing Environment Grows well in full sun. Continue Cancel Send email OK.

Seeds Sausage Tree Kigelia Pinnata

The flowers open at night, only one at the time, and are short-lived. Grows well in full sun. Pages – In conclusion, the sausage tree remains one of the most interesting and kigeelia valued medicinal plants in a wide range of communities in Africa, particularly as a potential cosmetic ingredient.

Needs moderately regular water, though it should be reasonably drought hardy. 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. Wikispecies has information related to Kigelia africana. He was thinking that it was too hot to be bothered with the arduous… Read more.


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Kigelia Pinnata

The tree is widely grown as an ornamental tree in tropical regions for its decorative flowers and unusual fruit. The Pinnta Royal Hort. In fact the bark of Kigelia africana has anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-microbial and anti-cancer properties.

Traditionally, the stem bark is prepared by boiling with water to make a decoction that is prescribed to patients.

Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Kigelia africana

The fruit pulp is fibrous, containing many seeds. Kibelia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Bignoniaceae. Retrieved 14 December The flowers also remain open by day however, and are freely visited by many insect pollinators, particularly large species such as carpenter bees.

The leaves, seeds and fruit pulp are dried, powdered and then applied to treat wounds.