Kigelia africana. Photo: Bart Wursten Shenstone, Mt Hampden. Kigelia africana. Photo: Bart Wursten By road from Sinamatella to Robins Camp, Hwange NP. Kigelia Pinnata. Name: Kigelia Pinnata Common Name: Balam Khira Botanical Name: Kigelia Pinnata Availability: In Stock. A large Tree from tropical Africa with . Kigelia africana and Kigelia pinnata are widespread across Africa and found in wet savannah and riverine areas. The tree grows to 20 metres or more and is.

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Bark grey, smooth, usually flaking in larger specimens.

Leaves opposite, crowded near the ends of branches, imparipinnate with three to 5 pairs of leaflets and a terminal leaflet.

Leaflets oblong, leathery with rough hairs on both surfaces.

Flowers large, dark maroon with yellow veining, in pendulous sprays up to flowered. Fruit huge, sausage-shaped, up to 60 cm long and weighing up to 7 kg. The flowers open at night, only one at the time, and are short-lived.

Once one flower has been pollinated, the other buds in the same inflorescence will usually abort to avoid the simultaneous development pijnata too many of the heavy fruits on the same peduncle. Derivation of specific name: Red data list status: Insects associated with this species: Display spot characters for this species.