African Plant Database

Cussonia holstii Harms ex Engl.
Protologue : Abh. Königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 64 (1894)
Information on the genus : Cussonia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cussonia boranensis Cufod. (1939)
=Cussonia holstii var. tomentosa Tennant
=Cussonia bequaerti De Wild. (1923)
=Cussonia microstachys Harms (1898)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 3-20-25 m; bole straight, sometimes > 1 m Ø and 10 m or more tall; bark rather fissured, shed in oblong papery scales; leaves digitately compound; petiole to 41,5 cm long, ± glabrous; lamina to ± 18x36 cm.
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Ecology : Granite rocks; sometimes frequent locally on rock-outcrops with Brachystegia microphylla; dry evergreen forest (edges); grouped-tree grassland; semi-evergreen bushland with Buxus, Juniperus; on lava; 1050-2600 m alt.
  Variable in shape of leaves.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1992). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Chrysobalanaceae à Apiaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 2: 234
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 88 (2006).
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carte afrique num 5380
Record n°5380
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