1. Family: Araliaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Cussonia Thunb.
      1. Cussonia corbisieri De Wild.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. DR Congo to Zambia.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    A robust suffrutex arising from a woody subterranean rhizomatous rootstock, the whole plant less than 1 m. tall.
    Leaves
    Leaves palmate (rarely subdigitate).
    Petiole
    Petiole up to 60 cm. long, arising directly from the crown of the rootstock, subglabrous to fairly densely pubescent with crisped hairs.
    Leaf lamina
    Lamina up to 30 × 30 cm., chartaceous to subcoriaceous, very densely covered with crisped hairs when young, especially on the veins; indumentum appearing much sparser on the mature leaf owing to expansion of the lamina. Lobes (5)6(7), obovate, apex acute to long-acuminate; margin crenate-serrate to rather irregularly serrate-dentate.
    Inflorescences
    Spikes at first very crowded, but elongating and becoming less dense at the fruiting stage, up to 60 cm. long. Inflorescence a group of spikes similar to those of C. arborea arising directly from the crown of the rootstock.
    Bracts
    Basal bracts densely puberulous.
    Flowers
    Flowers sessile, with narrowly linear, pubescent floral bracts.
    Stylopodium
    Stylopodium well developed, conical, c. 2 mm. long, stigmatic surfaces free for only a very short distance.
    Fruits
    Fruit ovoid, slightly ribbed, 8–10 × 6–8 mm.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Zambia, Zaïre

    Cussonia corbisieri De Wild. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Cruse, A.W., Zimbabwe 6984.000

    First published in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 13: 200 (1914)

    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.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. 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 2019. 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