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Kigelia Rev., Bibl. Univ. Geneve. 19. 1838. DC. Prodr. 247. 1845; L.H.Bailey, Stand. Cyclop. Hort. 3: 1737.1915.
[nom. cons]

Medium sized evergreen trees. Leaves subopposite to opposite; imparipinnate. Flowers on long peduncled panicles. Calyx campanulate, 2-5-lobed. Corolla 2-lipped, 5-lobed. Stamens 4. Disk present. Fruit indehiscent, cylindrical, very large and gourd-like. Seeds wingless, embedded in pulp.

A monotypic genus. Tropical Africa.

Lower Taxon

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