Anne Elliott

Anne Elliott

Posted on 07/21/2013


Photo taken on September 30, 2011


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Kigelia africana
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Sausage Tree flower .... seriously!

Sausage Tree flower .... seriously!
I thought a friend was kidding me when she told me about a tree called a Sausage Tree at the Calgary Zoo and sent me a few photos of the unusual flowers : ) I'd never heard of this kind of tree before! So, of course, I had to go and check it out. The flowers are enormous and so unusual! From my archives, taken on 30 September 2011. Sausage Tree flower / Kigelia africana.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kigelia

~ erin ~, LeapFrog have particularly liked this photo


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LeapFrog
LeapFrog
Ha, an unusual triangular leaf and brilliant reds ... they look like a red Colombian Andreanum without the sausage ... LOL ... great find and lovely shot Anne ...

www.photomazza.com/IMG/jpg_Anthurium_andreanum.jpg

However, these are the oblong-cylindrical fruits of the Kigelia africana ... looking like sausages!!

www.photomazza.com/local/cache-vignettes/L251xH251/jpg_K-18-9_Kigelia_africana-663a8.jpg
5 years ago.
Cats 99
Cats 99
How cool is that! It's a new one for me too! It does have quite an interesting looking flower! This year I discovered a Mexican Shrimp Plant that someone has in a pot out in their front yard. That was a new one for me as well. There are so many interesting plants to discover!
5 years ago.
odell_rd
odell_rd
Shockingly pink! Reminds me of a BBC archive piece about Spaghetti Trees broadcast on April 1st.....
5 years ago.
LeapFrog
LeapFrog
Well Done!!
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Pond!!
5 years ago.
Janano -
Janano -
Great shot
Seen in Beautiful Flowers
5 years ago.
LeapFrog
LeapFrog
That's Wild!!
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5 years ago.