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

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Small tree up to 5 m. high.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves digitately compound, with very long petioles up to 50 cm. long.
Morphology Leaves Leaflets
Leaflets 7–9(13), up to 27 cm. long, sessile but with long narrow cuneate bases, in some cases becoming almost petiolate, deeply pinnatifid, very variable with the sinus extending sometimes almost to the midrib, but in others only reaching halfway from the margin; lobes equally variable in width. Apex broadly acute with a short terminal mucro; margin sometimes with a few small teeth.
Morphology Leaves Leaf lamina
Lamina glabrous and with a distinctly glaucous sheen beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Spikes subtended by inconspicuous basal bracts and with distinct peduncles up to 5 cm. long. Fertile parts of the spikes at first clearly shorter than the peduncle, but later elongating and often exceeding the peduncle in fruit. Inflorescence a group of panicles, each bearing racemosely arranged spikes in subopposite pairs. Main axes up to 35 cm. long, glabrous, finely but distinctly grooved.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Floral bracts minute, more or less lanceolate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers sessile, stylopodium depressed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit subglobose, distinctly fleshy and pea-like (showing clearly the 2 carpels when dry); mature fruit sometimes only setting rather irregularly on the spikes, with many infertile flowers.

Native to:

Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Northern Provinces, Swaziland

Cussonia paniculata Eckl. & Zeyh. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Zeyher [s.n.], South Africa K000350592
Bohnen, P. [6891], South Africa K000282824
Strey, R.G. [10800], South Africa K000282825
Burke [s.n.], South Africa K000350593
Burke [s.n.], South Africa K000350594

First published in Enum. Pl. Afric. Austral.: 355 (1837)

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.
  • Retief, E. & Meyer, N.L. (2017). Plants of the Free State inventory and identification guide Strelitzia 38: 1-1236. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Retief, E. & Meyer, N.L. (2017). Plants of the Free State inventory and identification guide Strelitzia 38: 1-1236. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Flora Zambesiaca
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