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

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Small tree up to 10 m. high.
    Leaves
    Leaves digitately compound, generally similar to those of C. spicata.
    Petiole
    Petiole up to 35 cm. long, glabrous.
    Leaflets
    Leaflets 5–8, up to 15 × 7 cm., with petiolules up to 35 mm., coriaceous, glabrous to slightly puberulent; the lobes very variable in outline, but commonly narrowly obovate to narrowly oblanceolate, with decurrent deltate wings on the petiole similar to those of C. spicata.
    Leaf margin
    Margins remotely and irregularly serrate, slightly undulate; apex acute, obtuse or even deeply emarginate; base cuneate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a group of densely-flowered pedunculate racemes up to 25 cm. long, with numerous linear-acute basal bracts up to 2 cm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers with glabrous or slightly scabrous pedicels 5–12 mm. long; bracteoles linear-lanceolate, similar in length to the pedicels.
    Calyx
    Calyx forming a relatively prominent cup.
    Stylopodium
    Stylopodium conical, conspicuous in fruit, up to 2 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Fruit ovoid, c. 6 mm. long, glabrous; axis and pedicels probably elongating somewhat to maturity.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Swaziland

    Cussonia zuluensis Strey appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1972 Strey, R.G. [9822], South Africa K000350602

    First published in Bothalia 11: 195 (1973)

    Accepted by

    • Calane da Silva, M., Izdine, S. & Amuse, A.B. (2004). A Preliminary Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Mozambique: 1-184. SABONET, Pretoria.
    • 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