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Plant description:

This strange, semi-deciduous tree bears beautiful, bell-like, purple-red flowers before producing its sausage-shaped fruits, from which its common name derives. An excellent tree for the warmer parts of the country, as it can tolerate some cold but not severe frost. Sausage trees can be seen in the Kruger National Park.

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Botanical Pronunciation: ky-GEL-ee-uh af-ri-KAHN-uh

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Botanical name

Kigelia africana

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Flowers

This strange, semi-deciduous tree bears beautiful, bell-like, purple-red flowers.

Common name(s)

Sausage tree

Origin

Uses in landscape design

An excellent tree for the warmer parts of the country, as it can tolerate some cold but not severe frost.

Fruit

This tree produces sausage-shaped fruits.

Interesting info

Sausage trees can be seen in the Kruger National Park.

Other languages

Worsboom (A)
Umbongothi (Z)
Modukguhlu (NS)
Mubvevha (V)

This strange, semi-deciduous tree bears beautiful, bell-like, purple-red flowers.

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