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Kigelia africana - Sausage Tree


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

This sausage tree was loaded with the sausage-type seed pods. Photo taken Aug. 30, 2013.



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Frankly, that tree is amazing!

2 Sep, 2013

 

It can get pretty large, also. This one is kept small for some reason. There's many in Balboa Park and at the San Diego Zoo there's probably more than 100 sausage trees planted.

2 Sep, 2013

 

would knock one Unconscious :):)

Do animals/birds feed on these pods?

very interesting set of photos... thank you for posting.

2 Sep, 2013

 

Yes, you have to be careful where it's planted. It can do major damage to cars if planted by a driveway.

The pods are extremely hard. They are used medicinally, though.

2 Sep, 2013

 

not such a silly thought then :)

most plants have a use... ive been learning..

thank you Delonix1...

2 Sep, 2013

 

You're welcome! :>)

2 Sep, 2013

 

Love that - wonderfully different!

2 Sep, 2013

 

Yes, it's grown as an oddity ornamental. I have 6 trees which I grew from seed. One is almost 8ft tall and is 3 years old.

3 Sep, 2013

 

Certainly qualifies as an oddity! Havew yours bloomed yet?

3 Sep, 2013

 

No, mine have not bloomed. I think they take around 4 - 7 years to bloom.

3 Sep, 2013

 

Remarkable ... another for GoYpedia :o)

9 Sep, 2013

 

Terratoonie:

Glad you liked it! :>)

10 Sep, 2013



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