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Kigelia africana - Sausage Tree Pods


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

This is one of many dozens of Sausage trees at the San Diego Zoo. Photo taken Nov. 3, 2011.



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Lovely :o)
Did you take more pics of this, Delonix ?

5 Nov, 2011

 

It's weird! Are those fruits heavy? They remind me of a butternut squash, but I wouldn't want to get hit by one if it fell off!

5 Nov, 2011

 

Terratoonie:

No, unfortunately had some major problems with my camera. I was lucky to get the few photos, I took this day. :>(

5 Nov, 2011

 

I hope you're able to mend your camera, Delonix ...
... as with all modern technology ...
... fantastic when working well ;o)

5 Nov, 2011

 

Stickitoffee:

Yes, the sausage-like fruits are pretty heavy, as they can get to more than 2ft/61cm long.

5 Nov, 2011

 

Terratoonie:

Yes, it was a problem with the SD memory card. My camera is working well, now. :>)

5 Nov, 2011

 

thanks delonix, thats very heavy! glad your camera is ok now.

5 Nov, 2011

 

Maybe another trip to the San Diego Zoo ? :o)

5 Nov, 2011

 

Stickitoffee:

Thanks! Yes, I'm glad it just a minor fix...I would not like to go back to my old camera, again. :>)

6 Nov, 2011

 

Terratoonie:

Yes, there will be many more trips to the San Diego Zoo, this winter.

This past summer I hardly went...it was so, so crowded with tourist. I usually like to go in later fall, winter and early spring, when there's not too many tourist around. Although, it's starting to get really crowded in all seasons.

6 Nov, 2011

 

I guess the zoo visitors are learning that the trees and shrubs can be as much of an attraction as the animals and birds !

6 Nov, 2011

 

Terratoonie:

The San Diego Zoo is a world-class botanical garden. The plants are insured to more than the animals.

Some of the tropical plants growing at the SD Zoo can only grow in south Florida and Hawaii...and not anywhere else in the U.S.

8 Nov, 2011

 

This one is a first for me, not the most attractive tree in the world lol

15 Nov, 2011

 

Dotty.... I love these ... take a look at GoYpedia Sausage Trees which I edit. :o)

15 Nov, 2011

 

Dottydaisy2:

It really is a very attractive tree. This one is a little sparse, though.

16 Nov, 2011

 

I will look.....what flavour should I expect?

18 Nov, 2011

 

lol! :>)

20 Nov, 2011

 

Vegetarian sausages ;o)

20 Nov, 2011

 

Delonix1-
Hi- I am in Santa Monica California and am trying to get my hands on some Kigelia Fruit. Do you know of a tree closer by, or could I ask you to send me some? Thanks for any help you can provide. Kind regards-

6 Dec, 2011



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