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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



Glad you liked it! :>)

10 Sep, 2013

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