1. Family: Araliaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Cussonia Thunb.
      1. Cussonia holstii Harms ex Engl.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Eritrea to Tanzania, Yemen.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    A tree to 20 m. tall with a straight bole sometimes exceeding 1 m. in diameter and 10 m. or more tall in well grown specimens; bark rather fissured, shed in oblong papery scales.
    Leaves
    Leaves digitately compound; petiole up to 41.5 cm. long, glabrous or virtually so; lamina up to 36 cm. wide by about half as long; leaflets 3–7, chartaceous, ovate, up to 18.5 cm. long by 9 cm. wide, acuminate to caudate, with a cuneate to cordate, symmetric or asymmetric base, with serrate to crenate or entire margin, glabrous or puberulous, often with very fine silky-white scattered hairs and sometimes a few short crisped hairs; petiolules up to 7 cm. long; juvenile leaves (fig. 2/3, 4) simple, palmately lobed.
    Inflorescences
    Flowering spikes up to 30 together, usually less than 15, up to 25 cm. long, dense or somewhat lax; floral bracts scale-like, with or without an apiculum, or peg-like, nearly glabrous or densely pubescent.
    Fruits
    Fruits 4–6 mm. long, glabrous or puberulous, sometimes galled (see note on p. 1).

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zaïre

    Cussonia holstii Harms ex Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Troupin, G. [4228], Congo, DRC 4972.000

    First published in Abh. Königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1894: 64 (1894)

    Accepted by

    • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
    • 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
    • Dale & Greenway, Kenya Trees and Shrubs p. 52 (1961).
    • Tennant in Kew Bulletin 14: 223 (1960).
    • W.J. Eggeling, Indigenous Trees of the Uganda Protectorate, ed. 2: 34 (1952).
    • 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).
    • Robyns, Flore des Spermatophytes du Parc National Albert 1: 691 (1948).
    • Battiscombe & Dale, Trees and Shrubs of Kenya Colony p. 115 (1936).
    • Lebrun in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de l'État a Bruxelles 13: 17 (1934).
    • Harms in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 298 (1895).
    • Engl. in Abh. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. 1894: 64 (1894).
    • Harms in A. Engler & K. Prantl, Die Natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien 3 (8): 54 (1894)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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/
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