Cussonia arborea Hochst. [family ARALIACEAE]. Herbarium. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (K). Collection. Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa. Resource Type. Cussonia arborea Hochst. ex is an accepted name. This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Cussonia (family Araliaceae). The record. Cussonia kirkii (C. arborea). Araliaceae. Indigenous. Common names: Ecology: Uses: Description: Propagation: Seed info.: treatment: storage: Management.

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Araliaceae Apiales genera Flora of Southern Africa. Explicit use of et al. Their usually dense inflorescences are often spiked, and their small flowers usually have 5 greenish petals.

Cussonia is a genus of plants of family Araliaceaewhich is native to the Afrotropics.

Kwazulu-Natal and Eastern Cape. Cussonia arborea is small to medium sized deciduous tree up to 43 feet 13 m tall. Articles with ‘species’ microformats.

West African Plants

These plants can handle an occasional and mild frost, but a chill will make the leaves fall off. These plants can handle an occasional and mild frost, but a chill will make the leaves fall off. Compound leaf of C. Most species are drought tolerant and prefer a sunny spot to grow. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Arbogea. Cabbage arnorea Cussonia paniculata Scientific classification Kingdom: It originated in Africa and has its center of distribution in South Africa and the Mascarene Islands.


Due to their striking habit, they are a conspicuous and easily recognizable group of plants. The fruits are borne along the elongated spikes, spherical, up to 0. Retrieved from ” https: There are some 20 to 22 species: Prime destination for succulent lovers. Arboeea Read Edit View history. Their leaves are typically grouped in umbrella-shaped arrangements at the tips of long erect branches. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: individual images: Cussonia arborea

The bark is rough, corky and pale brown. Keep seed and seedlings in a semi-shaded area. They are squat to lanky shrubs and trees with a palm-like habit. The leaves are very variable in shape, often palmately compound cf. Their genus name commemorates the botanist Cussonla Cusson.

All the members of this genus form a swollen stem base beneath the ground and care must be taken not to damage this when planting out. Do not allow seed to become waterlogged or dry out. It is widely distributed throughout tropical Africa. How to Grow and Care for Cussonia. The leaves are carried on long petioles, and have conspicuous stipules.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Retrieved 25 April Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society This page was last edited on 7 Aprilat However, seed sown in summer months will germinate faster in about 4 weeks than seed sown in winter 7 weeks to germination. The flowers small, borne in terminal clusters of slender spikes up to 20 inches 50 cm long.

Cussonia arborea Hochst. ex — The Plant List

They occur in grasslands, woodlands and forests, from sea level to over 2, metres in altitude. The Plant List, Version 1. Seedlings can be transplanted at about 4 months, but be very careful not to damage the fleshy roots when transplanting … — See more at: Palmate leaf of C. Sow seed as soon as possible as it loses much of its viability within 3 months.