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Kigelia

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The Sausage Tree (scientific name: Kigelia Africana) is a type of tree that grows in South Africa. [1] The tree is very poisonous to eat. Sausage trees are fast-growing in the right conditions and can reach 50 feet in height. [2]

Kigelia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Bignoniaceae. [3] The genus consists of only one species, Kigelia africana, which occurs throughout tropical Africa, from Eritrea and Chad south to northern South Africa, and west to Senegal and Namibia. [4] Common in India, with many medicinal uses, the species' distribution is most certainly anthropogenic. The sausage tree grows a fruit that is up to 60 cm (2 feet) long, weighs about 7 kg (15 pounds), and looks like a sausage. [5]

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