Sausage Tree

Kigelia africana

Height: Up to 20m
Family: Bignoniaceae

The Sausage Tree is quite distinctive with its large "sausage-like" fruits which hang down from the branches. These fruits can be up to a metre long and 18 cms across. The fruit is poisonous when raw but is used in herbal medicine as a cure for many different ailments when dried or cooked.

These photos were taken in the Selous National Park, Tanzania.









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