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Genus: Cussonia

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid II > Order: Apiales > Family: Araliaceae

The 25 species are native to tropical and southern Africa, as well as the Mascarene Islands. There are 12 species in southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of southern Africa - an online checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Cussonia angolensis

 

Cussonia arborea

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Cussonia arenicola

 

Cussonia gamtoosensis

 

Cussonia natalensis

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Cussonia nicholsonii

 

Cussonia paniculata

 

Cussonia sphaerocephala

 

Cussonia spicata

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Cussonia thyrsiflora

 

Cussonia transvaalensis

 

Cussonia zuluensis

 

Publications

  • Reyneke, W.F. 1981. 'n Morfologies-taksonomiese studie van die familie Araliaceae in suidelike Afrika. D.Sc. study, University of Pretoria, Pretoria.

  • Reyneke, W.F. 1984. A new species of Cussonia (Araliaceae) from the Transvaal. South African Journal of Botany 36: 369-373.

  • Reyneke, W.F. & Kok, P.D.F. 1987. Two varieties of Cussonia paniculata Eckl. & Zeyh. South African Journal of Botany 53: 317.

  • Strey, R.G. 1973. Notes on the genus Cussonia in South Africa. Bothalia 11: 191-201.

  • Strey, R.G. 1975. Araliaceae. A new species of Cussonia from the southern Cape. Bothalia 11: 515.

 

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