Kigelia


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Kigelia

 

a genus of plants of the family Bignoniaceae, found in tropical Africa. The sausage tree (Kigelia pinnata) is an attractive tree with a broad, shady crown; there is leaf fall during the dry season. The flowers, which blossom either before or during the opening of the leaves, are large and red. They are pollinated by sunbirds. The fruits, which hang from the branches on long stems and resemble liver sausages (up to 60 cm long), impart a particularly strange appearance to the plant.

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The bark of Kigelia africana (Igi pandoro), Citrullus lanatus (bara), Allium ascalonicum (Alubosa or onion), Mondia whitei (Isirigun), Xylopia aethiopica (Eru), Piper guineense (Iyere), and Tetrapleura tetraptera (Adian) are boiled with fermented maize water (omidun).
Nagarathna et al (2014) who have reported the immunostimulant properties of Kigelia africana.
Kigelia africana T C/W Syphilis, (Lam.) Benth., Omufungedha Lethargy, / mwisa/ Naibele (NPK028) Easy labour 13.
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Some plants like Crescentia Cujete (Calabash ), Kigelia Africana (Sausage Tree ) and Haplophragma Adenophyllum (Ainthphalli ) are exclusively or heavily dependent on bats for pollination.
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(2010) Histomorphometric effects of Kigelia africana (Bignoniaceae) fruit extract on the testis following short-term treatment with cisplatin in male Sprague-Dawley rats.
Aquino, "Anti-inflammatory activity of verminoside from Kigelia africana and evaluation of cutaneous irritation in cell cultures and reconstituted human epidermis," Journal of Natural Products, vol.
An excellent example is that of Kigelia pinnata, in which the previously reported cytotoxic activity was destroyed after fractionation.
Second, sub-cluster B consisted of 14 sample plots from Save-Runde Junction IBA and comprised of the following dominant species: Acacia tortilis, Adansonia digitata, Capparis tomentosa, Combretum imberbe, Combretum mossambicense, Dichrostachys cineria, Kigelia africana, Maclura africana, Philenoptera violacea, Tabernaemontana elegans and Thilachium africanum.