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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Their leaves are cussonja grouped in umbrella-shaped arrangements at the tips of long erect branches. How to Grow and Care for Cussonia. Sow seed as soon as possible as it loses much of its viability within 3 months.

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. Prime destination for succulent lovers.

Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Cussonia arborea

Do not allow seed to become waterlogged or dry out. Keep seed and seedlings in a semi-shaded area. Seedlings can be transplanted at about 4 months, but be very careful not to damage the fleshy roots when transplanting … — See more at: These plants can handle an occasional and mild frost, but a chill will make the leaves fall off.


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The leaves are carried on long petioles, and have conspicuous stipules. Their genus name commemorates the botanist Pierre Cusson. The fruits are borne along the elongated spikes, spherical, up to 0. Kwazulu-Natal and Eastern Cape. Cussonia is a genus of plants of family Araliaceaewhich is native to the Afrotropics. Cabbage trees Cussonia paniculata Scientific classification Kingdom: Retrieved from ” https: The bark is rough, corky and pale brown. The flowers small, borne in terminal clusters of slender spikes up to 20 inches 50 cm long.

Cussonia arborea is small to medium sized deciduous tree up to 43 feet 13 m tall. However, seed sown in summer months will germinate faster in about 4 weeks than seed sown in winter 7 weeks to germination.

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

From Wikipedia, the free cussomia. There are some 20 to 22 species: This page was last edited on 7 Aprilat Due to their arbkrea habit, they are a conspicuous and easily recognizable group of plants.


Retrieved 25 April Most species are drought tolerant and prefer a sunny spot to grow. They occur in grasslands, woodlands and forests, from sea level to over 2, metres in altitude. These plants can handle an occasional and mild frost, but a chill will make the leaves fall off. They are squat to lanky shrubs and trees arbores a palm-like habit. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society Araliaceae Apiales genera Flora of Southern Africa. Explicit use of et al. It is widely distributed throughout tropical Africa.

The leaves are very variable in shape, often palmately compound cf.