Cussonia natalensis Sond.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Zimbabwe to S. Africa.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Small tree up to 10 m.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves palmate, coriaceous, up to 14 × 22 cm.; lobes (3)5, lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, 1–4 cm. wide, with conspicuous midrib, lateral veins and reticulum of veinules.
Morphology Leaves Petiole
Petiole up to 18 cm. long.
Morphology Leaves Leaf lamina Leaf margin
Margin regularly serrate (to subentire); apex long-acuminate; base broadly obtuse to deeply cordate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a group of spikes without obvious basal bracts, up to 10 cm. long in flower; peduncle c. 1/3 of the total length of the spike; each flower subtended by a minute deltate floral bract, some of which are also present on the sterile part of the peduncle.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx forming a relatively prominent cup.
Note
Spikes elongating slightly in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stylopodium
Stylopodium not well developed, narrowly conical; styles free at the apex for c. 5 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit subglobose with a flattened top, glabrous.

Native to:

KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

Cussonia natalensis Sond. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Biegel, H. [3982], Zimbabwe K000282827 Yes
Biegel, H. [4800], Zimbabwe K000282826 Yes

First published in W.H.Harver, Fl. Cap. 2: 568 (1862)

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