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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Cussonia is a genus of plants of family Araliaceaewhich is native to the Afrotropics. It originated in Africa and has its center of distribution in South Africa and the Mascarene Islands.

Immunomodulatory activities of isolated compounds from the root-bark of Cussonia arborea.

Due to their striking habit, they are a conspicuous and easily recognizable group of plants. Their genus name commemorates the botanist Pierre Cusson.


They occur in grasslands, woodlands and forests, from arborra level to over 2, metres in altitude. They are squat to lanky shrubs and trees with a palm-like habit.

Cussonia – Wikipedia

Their leaves are typically grouped in umbrella-shaped arrangements at the tips of long erect branches. The leaves are carried on long petioles, and have conspicuous stipules.

The leaves are very variable in shape, often palmately compound cf. Their usually dense inflorescences are often spiked, and their small flowers usually have 5 greenish petals. These plants can handle an occasional and mild frost, but a chill will make the leaves fall off.

There are some 20 to 22 species: Palmate leaf of C.

Cussonia arborea

Compound leaf of C. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Cabbage trees Cussonia paniculata Scientific classification Kingdom: Retrieved 25 April Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society Explicit use of xrborea al. Kwazulu-Natal and Eastern Cape.

The Plant List, Version 1. Retrieved from ” https: Araliaceae Apiales genera Flora of Southern Africa.


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