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Kigelia africana – Sausage tree – Worsboom – umFongothi

Kigelia africana is a semi-deciduous to deciduous tree reaching a mature height of 15 to 20m when growing conditions are favourable. The genus Kigelia has one species  occurring only in Africa. This tree is native to riverbanks, floodplains, open woodlands and savannas from Sub-Saharan central Africa to South Africa. Sausage tree is characterized with a short, light brown trunk [...]

By |2020-09-15T16:31:20+02:00September 15th, 2020|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Kigelia africana – Sausage tree – Worsboom – umFongothi

Kigelia africana – Sausage tree – Worsboom

The Sausage tree is a medium to large, semi-deciduous to deciduous tree that is beautiful when in flower. This African tree is easily recognised due to the large, sausage shaped fruits hanging from its branches.  It is a sacred tree for many communities and is usually protected on farm lands where other trees are cut [...]

By |2018-09-21T14:47:48+02:00March 2nd, 2016|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Kigelia africana – Sausage tree – Worsboom
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