Sausage Tree

Worsboom – Kigelia africana

  • Bright red flowers, with a terrible smell
  • Bats are thought to be the main pollinators
  • Fruit weighs up to 10kg
  • Ripe fruits are inedible, but are baked and added to beer to aid fermentation
  • Powdered fruit is used for ulcers and sores and rubbed on babies bodies to make them fat and to treat eczema
  • If fruit is hung in a hut it protects it against whirlwinds
  • Fruit extract is used to treat skin ailments and cancer
  • Young men and the sausage. Penis will grow as long as the fruit does, same with young women and breasts.
  • Fruit largely untouched but sometimes eaten by bushpigs and baboons

 

Reptiles

Reptiles

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Mammals

Mammals

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Grasses

Grasses

Croceras macrum Andropogon gayanus Andropogon chinensis Aristida adscensionis Aristida cangesta...

White Seringa

White Seringa

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White Resin Tree

White Resin Tree

Witharpuisboom - Ozoroa engleri Distinctive, drooping branches and leaves Contains a considerable...

Weeping Wattle

Weeping Wattle

Huilbbom - Peltophorum africanum Leaves are good as toilet paper Spittle beetle (frog hopper)...

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