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

Botswana: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
natalensis Sond.Description, Image
paniculata Eckl. & Zeyh. subsp. paniculata
paniculata Eckl. & Zeyh. subsp. sinuata (Reyneke & Kok) De Winter
spicata Thunb.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Cussonia:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cussonia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cussonia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cussonia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Cussonia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Cussonia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cussonia
JSTOR Plant Science: Cussonia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cussonia
Plants of the World Online: Cussonia
Tropicos: Cussonia
Wikipedia: Cussonia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Cussonia.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1032, retrieved 22 June 2024

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