C. Ecklon & Carl L. Zeyher, 1837
Eswatini, Botswana, South
||Rich - Mix
Cabbage Tree, Bergkiepersol, Umsenge, Umsengembuzi
Cussonia paniculata subsp. sinuata, De Winter
This member of the
Araliaceae family was described by Christian Friedrich Ecklon and Carl Ludwig Philipp Zeyher in 1837. It is found in
Eswatini, Botswana and South Africa, growing in well-drained,
but rich soil with some water
and lots of sun. The stem will slowly grow to six meters in height and
60 centimetres in diameter. The
flowers, which are rich in nectar, are crème to green. It can be
reproduced by fresh seeds, best before three months. Cuttings will
grow, but they don't form a caudex.
There are two
subspecies of Cussonia paniculata. The rare seen one, C.
paniculata subsp. paniculata is rather small, and has
leaflets without lobes. It is found in Eastern Cape. The larger one,
C. paniculata subsp. sinuata has deeply lobed leaves
and is more widespread.
The genera is named after
Pierre Cusson, 1727-1783, a French physician, botanist and
mathematician. The species after
referring to the
panicle or branched inflorescence.