1. Family: Araliaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Cussonia Thunb.
      1. 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

    Habit
    A straggling shrub or sometimes a small spreading tree.
    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.
    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.
    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

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

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

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

    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
    • 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).
    • Hutch. & E. A. Bruce in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew 1931: 273 (1931).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    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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