(Nandi flame, African tulip tree); Kipsigis (Sebetaiyet); Luhya (Mutsulia); bukusu (Kumuchirisia); Luo (Nyawend agwata); nandi (Sebetaiyet); Pokot (Repko); Teso (Ekakale).
|Distribution of Spathodea campanulata in Kenya|
|© Maundu P. and Bo Tengnas. (2005). Useful trees and shrubs for Kenya, World Agroforestry Centre.|
General Information about the Tree:
|© Bo Tengnas|
Propagation and Tree Management
- Food: The seeds are edible in many parts of Africa.
- Timber: It's the soft, light brownish-white wood is used for carving and making
- Poison: The hard central portion of the fruit is used to kill animals.
- Medicine: The bark has laxative and antiseptic properties, and the seeds, flowers and roots are used as medicine. The bark is chewed and sprayed
- Shade or shelter: Recommended as a shade tree for parks and yards; it has been
- Reclamation: S. campanulata helps rehabilitate disturbed lands through its quick invasion and rapid growth. It is not browsed by domestic animals and although a popular decorative tree for avenues it has shallow roots and a tendency for branches to break off in a storm.
- Boundary or barrier or support: The species, either planted or growing naturally, is frequently used for living fence posts.