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Family: ARALIACEAE 

 Cussonia kirkii

This is actually Cussonia kirkii v. kirkii

  
Author:  Berthold Carl Seemann 1866
Family:  Araliaceae
Habitat:  Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Guinea, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  75 centimetres
Height:  11-15 meters
Flower:  Red
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Cussonia arborea Hochst. ex A. Rich. 1848. Cussonia barteri, Seem. 1887. Cussonia hamata Harms 1898. Cussonia laciniata Harms1898. Cussonia djalonensis A. Chev. 1908. Cussonia nigerica Hutch. 1910. Cussonia homblei De Wild. 1914. Cussonia delevoyi De Wild. 1927. Cussonia longissima Hutch. & Dalziel 1928. Cussonia tisserantii Aubrév. & Pellegr. 1953.
Got it from:  Erkelens-Golkrath, D.
Year:  2003

Same plant after five years.

   This member of the Araliaceae family was described by Berthold Carl Seemann in 1866. It was already given the name; Cussonia arborea in 1848, and so far, I have not figured why that isn't the correct name. It's from tropical Africa. Grows in well-drained soil with quite some water in summer and lots of sun. It can reach 11 or even15 meters in height, and the flowers are small and red. The stem can grow to 75 centimetres in diameter.

Named after Pierre Cusson 1727-1783, French physician, botanist and mathematician.

Specks 0237 (Tanzania, Ruvuma Prov.).