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Kigelia africana - Sausage Tree Flowers


Kigelia africana - Sausage Tree Flowers (Kigelia africana)

This is the sausage tree flowers.



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Terratoonie, I have better pictures of this tree I will post in the future. I have taken thousands of pictures of plants and trees in San Diego it is difficult to find certain ones. Sorry!

18 Sep, 2008

 

Delonix1 ~ You do very well with uploading pictures.
It takes me ages!
I'll look forward to more photos when you have time.
Maybe if you put a message on one of these where I've made a comment then I'll not miss the new pics. Thanks.

These flowers are unusual. The whole tree is unusual!

18 Sep, 2008

 

Very exotic - but what a name for a beautiful tree!

18 Sep, 2008

 

Spritz ~ The fruits which appear on this tree really do look like sausages. Lol.

18 Sep, 2008

 

The flowers are more interesting than the fruits though.
The fruit is used to produce an "anti-wrinkle" cream from its phyto hormones - kigeline.

7 Mar, 2009

 

That's interesting about the cream :o)

7 Mar, 2009

 

humm I forgot to say this cream from kigelia is mostly used for body skin, I'm not sure about the use for the face skin wrinkles, mostly for eczema and other face skin problems.
http://www.vitalenatural.com.au/detail.asp?item_number=374

7 Mar, 2009

 

Aleyna:

I've read there are many medicinal uses for this tree in Africa.

8 Mar, 2009



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