sausage tree

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Related to sausage trees: Kigelia africana, Worsboom

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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The campsite overlooked the river from under some magnificent mahogany and sausage trees, and consisted only of a large oval thatched-pole hut where our food and other paraphernalia was stored, and a long-drop loo some twenty-five paces away ...
A family of baboons grapple with pendulous seed pods hanging from ubiquitous sausage trees, while the cacophonous call of a blacksmith bird adds an oddly industrial clatter to the soundscape.
It also brings them closer to our camp and to the sausage trees.
With red soil on the rolling hills and fascinating flora that included "sausage trees," Pommern was absolutely picturesque.
The bush is glorious to walk through; sausage trees hang fruits, like, well like giant sausages, a band of baboons enjoy the taste and several are pulled down for breakfast, landing with a vibrating thud on the red earth.
Revenues at that time came to approximately $300 a month, and the Kiaainas traded exotic varieties such as bird of paradise, heliconia, members of the orchid and ginger families, and sausage trees to friends and neighbors on Guam.
Trekking down the path lined with African figs and sausage trees, keep an eye out for Memba, the group's leader, and Alvila, a female born at the zoo in 1965.