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Kigelia africana - Sausage Tree Flower

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

This Sausage tree has many buds and flowers and it even has the sausage-like fruit from last year's flowers. Photo taken from Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. on March 25, 2016.

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Love the name!! The fruits do look like sausage/slim salami. So funny!! The flower is very unique too. Wrinkly laughing creature from outer space? lol

26 Mar, 2016


I heard eating the fruit is hallucinogenic.
It has some hardiness. One is growing that I know of in the bay area.

26 Mar, 2016


It has large sausage-like fruit. I need to post the pics of the fruit.

29 Mar, 2016



It's a very tropical tree. However, when they get big they have a little big of hardiness. They can take the occasional frost and temp to freezing for a very short time...most likely they'll loose their leaves, though. It loves a lot of water, though. I still have several I started from seed, which I need to sell.

29 Mar, 2016


That is wonderful!

2 Apr, 2016



Thanks! I need to post the photos with the sausage-like fruit soon.

2 Apr, 2016

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