5872.000 Cussonia Thunb.

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs. Stipules often conspicuous. Leaves long-petiolate, varying from simple and palmate to digitately compound, often grouped in an umbrella-shaped arrangement at the ends of branches. Leaflets very variable, often long-acuminate. Inflorescences spicate (in ours). Flowers with (4-)5 greenish petals. Stamens (4-)5. Ovary 2-locular. Styles 2.

Worldwide: 25 species in tropical and southern Africa and the Mascarene Is

Zimbabwe: 3 taxa.

Cussonia arborea

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
arborea Hochst. ex A. Rich.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
natalensis Sond.W,C,E,SDescription, Image
spicata Thunb.N,C,E,SDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Cussonia
Flora of Malawi: Cussonia
Flora of Mozambique: Cussonia
Flora of Zambia: Cussonia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Cussonia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cussonia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cussonia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Cussonia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cussonia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cussonia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Cussonia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1032, retrieved 27 September 2016

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