sausage tree


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sausage tree

n.
A tropical African tree (Kigelia africana), having pinnately compound leaves, clusters of scarlet bell-shaped flowers, and large gourdlike fruit hanging on long stalks.
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A few of their suggested favourites include Love in a Puff, a Sausage Tree or the seed behind their favourite cup of coffee.
Sausage Tree in the Lower Zambezi is magical for canoeing.
At the southern terminus, they planted a sausage tree that, in 20 years, will stand 50 feet tall.
I fall asleep wondering who decided to pitch the tent under a sausage tree.
MY SAUSAGE TREE Our house went vegetarian, now every meal's meat-free.
FRANK is big, ugly and badly scarred but the owners of the Sausage Tree Camp in the Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia (www.
THERE is a Sausage Tree that grows in South Africa's Krugar National Park.
The boxing tournament, staged at The Tunnel House Inn, attracted a crowd of 300, and raised more than pounds 20,000 for three charities - the Motor Neurone Disease Association, the Brain Tumour Research Campaign and the Zambian children's charity, Sausage Tree.
Another ingredient of focus is Kigelia africana, the African sausage tree, which demonstrates a number of properties relevant to the skin care markets, including strong anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, as well as key skin firming and tightening effects.
38 The sausage tree, which has mouse-smelling flowers and sausage-shaped fruit, is native to which continent?
Some of the unusual trees found in the Serengeti have very strange names, such as: * Sausage Tree -- which has long sausage-shaped poisonous fruit; * Toothbrush Tree -- local people cut its green shoots and use them to brush their teeth; * Umbrella Tree -- it arches over the plains like an umbrella; * Candelabra Euphorbia -- when a branch is broken, a toxic poison drips out that can burn the skin; and * Whistling Thorn -- this tree's thorns are filled with biting ants.
Ebony is good for dysentery, sticks from the guarrie tree make excellent toothbrushes, and the sausage tree can cure skin cancer.