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Kigelia africana - Sausage Tree Seedling

Kigelia africana - Sausage Tree Seedling (Kigelia africana - Sausage Tree)

This is my Sausage tree seedling I started on St. Patrick's Day of 2010. It usually grows very quickly in the ground...but it'll have to stay in a pot. Photo taken Apr. 30, 2011.

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Here's how it will eventually look when mature:

1 May, 2011


Looks so healthy :o)

18 Aug, 2011


Yes, it's very healthy. :>)

22 Aug, 2011


I've seen it at the Huntington. It will grow here too. A guy in San Mateo has one about a person tall. Said it was frosted back one year..came back.
Really a good tree to combine exotic good looks..and then you add the hanging sausages that are said to be a good elephant food in Africa.

16 May, 2018


I found this info. on line ...The Kigelia fruit is a woody berry from 12 to 39 inches long and up to seven inches broad, but eight inches has been reported. Typically it weighs between 11 and 22 pounds but occasionally up to 26 pounds, and hangs down on long, rope-like peduncles. The fruit pulp is fibrous and pulpy, and contains numerous seeds. It is eaten by several species of mammals, including baboons, bushpigs, savannah elephants, giraffes, hippopotamuses, monkeys, and porcupines. The seeds are dispersed in their dung. The seeds are also eaten by brown parrots and brown-headed parrots, and the foliage by elephants and greater kudu. Introduced specimens in Australian parks are very popular with cockatoos.

16 May, 2018


Its been said that for humans its a psychedelic.

16 May, 2018



Thanks for the information! I pretty much know most of it. :>)) There's quite a few growing here in San Diego. The San Zoo has so many, maybe about 60 to 100 trees growing throughout the zoo. It's very easy to grow from cuttings. I've grow so many from seed and from cuttings. There's a very large tree at San Diego State University (maybe one of the largest in the California). It's always loaded with hundreds of fruit. I've taken a few. :>))

I have a Sausage tree in the ground, as a mother plant for starting cuttings. I won't start them from seed anymore. The seeds are way too hard to get out of the fruit. One needs to saw them out. Too much work!

Here's a page with sausage trees. Most are mine photos.

17 May, 2018


Delonix : not Penny ... but interesting info.

17 May, 2018


I'm so sorry Terratoonie! I must have been very tired while responding to your comment. lol!

I haven't taken any new photos of Sausage trees for quite a while. I haven't even taken a photo of the one I have in the ground.

18 May, 2018


No problem Delonix ...
if you take any new sausage tree pics, please let me know so that I can add them to GoYpedia. Thanks.

18 May, 2018



I will definitely let you know. :>))

25 May, 2018

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