Cussonia arenicola Strey

This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Mozambique, N. KwaZulu-Natal, Cape Prov.

[FZ]

Araliaceae, J. F. M. Cannon. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

Morphology General Habit
Shrubs of 1–2 m. tall with a single trunk rising from tubers spaced at intervals along a root or rhizome.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves digitately compound, glabrous, generally similar to those of C. spicata.
Morphology Leaves Petiole
Petiole up to 25 cm. long, glabrous.
Morphology Leaves Leaflets
Leaflets 4–7(12), 6–18 cm. long, slightly coriaceous, broadly elliptic to oblanceolate; apex acute to rounded and sometimes emarginate; decurrent deltate wings present as in C. spicata.
Morphology Leaves Leaf lamina Leaf margin
Margins entire to undulate to slightly and irregularly serrate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a group of (5)8–15(23) dense spike-like racemes, with peduncles 3–18 cm. long and with basal bracts up to 1 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers with pedicels 0–2(4) mm. long, floral bracts c. 2 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx forming a fairly prominent cup.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stylopodium
Stylopodium depressed-conical compared to that of C. zuluensis (8) and less conspicuous in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit broadly ovoid, 4 × 4 mm., glabrous; axis and pedicels elongating little, if at all, at maturity.

Native to:

Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique

Cussonia arenicola Strey appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Strey, R.G. [10283], South Africa K000350597 isotype Yes

First published in Bothalia 11: 194 (1973)

Accepted by

  • Frodin, D.G. & Govaerts, R. (2003 publ. 2004). World Checklist and Bibliography of Araliaceae: 1-444. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

  • Flora Zambesiaca

    Flora Zambesiaca
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0