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

    Habit
    Small tree up to 10 m.
    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.
    Petiole
    Petiole up to 18 cm. long.
    Leaf margin
    Margin regularly serrate (to subentire); apex long-acuminate; base broadly obtuse to deeply cordate.
    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.
    Calyx
    Calyx forming a relatively prominent cup.
    Note
    Spikes elongating slightly in fruit.
    Stylopodium
    Stylopodium not well developed, narrowly conical; styles free at the apex for c. 5 mm.
    Fruits
    Fruit subglobose with a flattened top, glabrous.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

    Cussonia natalensis Sond. appears in other Kew resources:

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

    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.

    Sources

    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 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