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: from the native Mozambican name, kigeli-keia, for this species

Worldwide: 1 species in tropical Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Kigelia africana subsp. africana

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africana (Lam.) Benth. subsp. africana Description, Image

Other sources of information about Kigelia:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Kigelia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Kigelia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Kigelia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Kigelia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Kigelia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Kigelia
JSTOR Plant Science: Kigelia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Kigelia
Plants of the World Online: Kigelia
Tropicos: Kigelia
Wikipedia: Kigelia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Kigelia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1310, retrieved 19 June 2024

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