Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Does sausage grow on a tree?
Of course not. But there is a tree that bears the name: sausage tree (kigelia afrikana). As the Latin name indicates, this tree is originally from Africa. The tree in the picture, however, is not in Africa. It is - and there are quite a few of them - part of the collection of Taman Hutan Raya (lit. Great Forest Park) Ir. H. Djuanda at Dago in the north of Bandung.
According to the park's records, the original seeds of the trees were a gift from one of the African delegates in the 1955 Asian-African Conference. The trees grow well here that the park has been able to give some of their offsprings to other botanical gardens in the country.