7761.000 Kigelia DC.

Description of the genus

Tree. Leaves imparipinnate, opposite or 3-nate. Inflorescence a terminal, lax pendulous panicle, with a long peduncle, the fruiting peduncles persisting and hanging from the tree after the fruit has fallen. Calyx campanulate to ± tubular. Corolla widely campanulate; limb 2-lipped and 5-lobed; tube wide. Stamens 4, didynamous; staminode 1. Disk ring-shaped. Ovary 1-locular; ovules numerous. Fruit large, cylindric, pendulous, thick-walled, indehiscent with a fibrous pulp. Seeds wingless.

Derivation of name: after a native African name for this species

Worldwide: 1 species in tropical Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Kigelia africana

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africana (Lam.) Benth.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Kigelia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Kigelia
Flora of Caprivi: Kigelia
Flora of Malawi: Kigelia
Flora of Mozambique: Kigelia
Flora of Zambia: Kigelia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Kigelia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Kigelia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Kigelia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Kigelia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Kigelia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Kigelia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Kigelia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1310, retrieved 28 October 2016

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