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Pakistan | Family List | Bignoniaceae | Kigelia

Kigelia africana (Lam.) Bth. in Hook., Nigir. Fl. 463. 1849.

  • Bignonia africana Lam
  • Crescentia pinnata Jacq.
  • Kigelia pinnata (Jacq.) Rev. Bign.

    Trees up to 10 m tall. Leaves 9-20 cm long, rachis ribbed, tomentose or sparsely so; leaflets 5-9, ovate-oblong to elliptic-ovate, 5-11 x 3-5.5 cm, coriaceous, scabrid, entire, acute or retuse, mucronate, base often oblique, midrib and veins prominent on undersurface, strigose. Panicles lax, pendulous. Flowers 6-7 cm broad. Calyx campanulate, glabrous. Corolla throat wide. Fruit probably not developed in Pakistan.

    Fl.Per.: May-August.

    Type: Described from tropical Africa.

    Distribution: A native of Mozambique. Cultivated elsewhere.

    The ‘African Sausage’ tree is grown sparingly in gardens. The flowers are nocturnal, foul smelling and bat pollinated.


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