Kigelia, Common Sausage Tree
Bignonia africana Lam. (basionym), Tecoma africana (Lam.) G.Don, Crescentia pinnata Jacq., Kigelia pinnata (Jacq.) DC.
Plains and low terrain, INDIA
Seed Collection period
Evergreen, Ornamental, medicinal
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Plant Average Height
Kigelia pinnata A medium-sized spreading tree of rapid growth, with short trunk and long distorted branches, sultivateed in many parts of India as an ornamental and roadside tree. The bark of the tree is greyish brown, rough; leaves imparipinnate; leaflets 7-9, elliptic-oblong or obovate, entire or serrate, 3-6 in. long; flowers deep chocolate-red, in long pendulous panicles; fruit gourd-like, up to 18 in. longx 5 in. diam., hanging by a rope-like penduncle up to 7 ft. long; seeds many, embedded in fibrous pulp.