Kigelia africana

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AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): 18m x 20m
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A medium to large deciduous tree with a rounded crown. The bark is grey and generally smooth, but sometimes flaky in older plants. The leaves are opposite, leathery and hairy on both surfaces. The cup-shaped flowers are large, dark maroon and unpleasant smelling (smell of rotting meat). The flowers only last for a day. The fruit is a large (up to 18cm), sausage-shaped greyish-brown pod that weighs up to 10kg and contains a fibrous pulp in which many seeds are embedded.

GARDEN THEMES:
Bushveld, forest, rockery, water, woodland

LANDSCAPING USES:
Not suitable for small and medium gardens but a valuable plant for game farms and alongside rivers.
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