Brassaia mannii var. Cussonia arborea is small to medium sized deciduous tree up to 43 feet 13 m tall. The bark is rough, corky and pale brown. The flowers small, borne in terminal clusters of slender spikes up to 20 inches 50 cm long.
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Pages - Mapaura, A. Phiri, P. Smith, P. Steedman, E. Wursten, B. The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19 1 Page Selected images: Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Cussonia arborea. Common names:. Small to medium sized deciduous tree. Bark rough and corky, pale brown. Leaves digitate or palmate with ovate-elliptic leaflets; margin crenate or dentate, sometimes entire; petiole up to 50 cm long.
Flowers small, borne in terminal clusters of slender spikes up to 50 cm long. Fruit borne along the elongated spikes, spherical, c. See C. Derivation of specific name:. Altitude range: metres. Flowering time:. Worldwide distribution:. Zimbabwe distribution:. Growth form s :. Endemic status:. Red data list status:. Insects associated with this species:. Spot characters:. Display spot characters for this species.
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Cussonia arborea (Octopus Cabbage Tree)
This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Cussonia family Araliaceae. The record derives from WCSP data supplied on which reports it as an accepted name record with original publication details: Tent. See "Status" , "Confidence level" , "Source" for definitions. The following databases may contain further information on this name.
Cussonia is a genus of plants of the family Araliaceae , which is native to the Afrotropics. It originated in Africa and has its center of distribution in South Africa and the Mascarene Islands. Due to their striking habit, they are a conspicuous and easily recognizable group of plants. Their genus name commemorates the botanist Pierre Cusson.