African Plant Database

Cussonia arborea Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Protologue : Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1: 356 (1848)  
Information on the genus : Cussonia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cussonia barteri Seem.
=Cussonia djalonensis A. Chev. (1908)
=Cussonia kirkii Seem. (1866)
=Cussonia tisserantii Aubrév. & Pellegr. (1953)
=Cussonia nigerica Hutch. (1910)
=Cussonia longissima Hutch. & Dalziel (1928)
=Cussonia delevoyi De Wild. (1927)
=Cussonia homblei De Wild. (1914)
=Cussonia hamata Harms (1898)
=Cussonia laciniata Harms (1898)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Deciduous shrub or tree 2-12 m tall; bole crooked, to 1 m or more in girth; branching candelabra-like; crown low; branches few, thick, stumpy (when leafless resembling amputated, deformed limbs); bark thick, fissured, dark (reddish) grey.
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Ecology : Woodland, wooded grassland; rocks; on red acid clay, laterite; sometimes on termite mounds; forest gallery; tall grass savanna; rocky steep hillsides with Combretum, Erythrina abyssinica woodland; 200-2470 m alt.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1978). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 4: 628-629
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:151 (2012)
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 2: 234 (1992).
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 88 (2006).
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