Cussonia jatrophoides Hutch. & E.A.Bruce

This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania.

[FTEA]

Araliaceae, J. R. Tennant. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1968

Morphology General Habit
A straggling shrub or sometimes a small spreading tree.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves closely spirally arranged at the ends of branches, or with internodes of up to 4 cm.; petiole ± as long as lamina, up to 1.5 mm. diameter, glabrous or with some hairs; lamina chartaceous, simple, palmatisect to the middle or beyond, rather small, up to 8 cm. long and 13 cm. wide; lobes 3–5, up to 4.5 cm. long and wide, broadly ovate, acuminate, with serrate margins, glabrous or slightly hairy above and with crisped hairs concentrated along the main veins beneath and at base, more evenly scattered beneath in young leaves.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowering spikes up to 6 together, up to 20 cm. long, very lax, bearing few well-spaced flowers; floral bracts ovate, scale-like, up to 1 mm. long, glabrous or puberulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits up to 7 mm. long, glabrous.
Figures
Fig. 3/4, p. 10.
Habitat
Thicketed hill slopes; 1070–1360 m.
Distribution
T5 T6 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Tanzania

Cussonia jatrophoides Hutch. & E.A.Bruce appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Burtt, B.D. [996], Tanzania K000350578 Unknown type material Yes
Burtt, B.D. [996], Tanzania K000350579 Unknown type material Yes
Burtt, B.D. [996], Tanzania K000350580 Unknown type material Yes

First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1931: 273 (1931)

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.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Hutch. & E. A. Bruce in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew 1931: 273 (1931).
  • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 59 (1949).

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