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Kigelia africana

   (Family: Bignoniaceae)
   
Afrikaans: Worsboom English: Sausage tree N. Sotho: Modukguhlu Zulu: umVunguta, umFongothi  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Tree
Height: 18 - 20m
Spread: 20m
Rarity Status:
Common
   
Preferred rainfall: Summer
Preferred position:
Full Sun
 
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Flower colours
 
Red
 
Maroon
Flower shape
 
  Polinator
  Epauletted fruit bats
  Flower info
  Long, open sprays of large, wrinkled, maroon or dark red trumpet-shaped flowers that are velvety on the inside and that virtually overflow with nectar.
 
 
Leaf type
Leaf arrangement
Leaf texture Smooth
Bark / Stem type
 
  Leaf info EDIT
  Deciduous
  Leaves are leathery, slightly glossy.
 
 
Fruit colour
Brown
Fruit size Length: 800mm   
Sow seeds in Spring
Fresh fruit cannot be eaten, in time of scarcity, seeds are roasted and eaten.
 
  Seed info EDIT
  The unique fruits look like giant sausages. They fruits are grey-brown, 800 x 120 mm. hang from long stalks, from December (summer) to June (winter) and weigh anything up to 9 kg
 
 
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