Cussonia arborea Hochst. [family ARALIACEAE]. Herbarium. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (K). Collection. Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa. Resource Type. Cussonia arborea Hochst. ex is an accepted name. This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Cussonia (family Araliaceae). The record. Cussonia kirkii (C. arborea). Araliaceae. Indigenous. Common names: Ecology: Uses: Description: Propagation: Seed info.: treatment: storage: Management.

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Explicit use of et al. Make sure seed trays are at least 6 inches 15 cm in depth to allow the small tubers to form. Cabbage trees Cussonia paniculata Scientific classification Kingdom: Retrieved 25 April From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The leaves are very variable in shape, often palmately compound cf. All the members of this genus form a swollen stem base beneath the ground and care must be taken not to damage this cuxsonia planting out.

Palmate leaf of C. There are some 20 to 22 species: Retrieved from ” https: How to Grow and Care for Cussonia. Kwazulu-Natal and Eastern Cape.

Cussonia arborea (Octopus Cabbage Tree) | World of Succulents

arbborea This page was last edited on 7 Aprilat The Plant List, Version 1. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Their genus name commemorates the botanist Pierre Cusson. Due to their striking habit, they are a conspicuous and easily recognizable group of plants. Compound leaf of C. Sow seed as soon as possible as it loses much of its viability within 3 months.


Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society Prime destination for succulent lovers. Do not allow seed to become waterlogged or dry out. However, seed sown in summer months will germinate faster in about 4 weeks than seed sown in winter 7 weeks to germination. Most species are drought tolerant and aarborea a sunny spot to grow. The flowers small, borne in terminal clusters of slender spikes up to 20 inches adborea cm long. Their usually dense inflorescences are often spiked, and their small flowers usually have 5 greenish petals.

It originated in Africa and has its center of distribution in South Africa and arboea Mascarene Islands. Araliaceae Apiales genera Flora of Southern Africa. Views Read Edit View history. Their leaves are typically grouped in umbrella-shaped arrangements at the tips of long erect branches.

Cussonia arborea – Useful Tropical Plants

Keep seed and seedlings in a semi-shaded area. The bark is rough, corky and pale brown. The fruits are borne along the elongated spikes, spherical, up to 0. Cussonia arborea is small to medium sized deciduous tree up to 43 feet 13 m tall. The leaves are carried on long petioles, and have conspicuous stipules.


West African Plants

They occur in grasslands, woodlands and forests, from sea level to over 2, metres in altitude. It is widely distributed throughout tropical Africa.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. These plants can handle an occasional and mild frost, but a chill will make the leaves fall off. These plants can handle an occasional and arboreq frost, but a chill will make the leaves fall off.

Seedlings cissonia be transplanted at about 4 months, but be very careful not to damage the fleshy roots when transplanting … — See more at: They are squat to lanky shrubs and trees with a palm-like habit. Cussonia is a genus of plants of family Araliaceaewhich is native to the Afrotropics.