Kigelia


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.

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.

References in periodicals archive ?
Some medicinal plants of great value such as, Corynathe pochyerus, Mittragyna stipulosa, Kigelia africana and Balanite aegytica are also reported by community as being less common.
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.
The range makes use of the botany of the region that the indigenous people there have relied on for thousands of years, such as marula oil, Aloe ferox and kigelia fruit.
Containing beech tree bud, Kigelia Africana extract, peptides and anti-oxidants, the gel claims to repair and lift the area's delicate skin and the plant extracts work by giving the skin more elasticity to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, while other active ingredients have antibacterial properties which help with healing, firming and hydrating.
Father and daughter, Dick and Liz Lalor, took the five-year-old mares'maidenwith Carrigeen Kigelia.
Tree species present in the study site: Anona squamos, Polyalthia longifolia, Atlantia monophylla, Azadirachata indica, Zizyphus mouritiana, Zizyphus xylopyrus, Caesalpinia coriaria, Delonix regia, Cassia siamea, Cassia rouxburghii, Tamarindus indica, Prosopis juliflora, Acacia planifrons, Acacia leucophloea, Albizia lebbeck, Morinda pubescens, Santalum album, Borassus flabellifer, Wrightia tinctoria, Streblus asper, Pamburus missionis, Mangifera indica, Aegle marmelos, Mimusops elengi, Millingtonia hortenensis, Peltophorum pterocarpum, Erythrina indica, Adenanthrea pavonina, Thespesia populnea, Kigelia pinnata, Guazama ulmirolia, Madhuca longifolia, Couroupita guianensis.
The most well recognized were aloe vera, rooibos extract, green tea extract, grape seed extract, devil's claw extract, sea weed extract, kigelia extract and ginseng extract.