Christian F.F. Hochstetter, 1844
Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African
Repulic, Chad, Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana,
Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique,
Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South
Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Yellowish - White
Tree, Cabbage Tree, Geelwortelboom
William Philip Hiern, 1877.
William Philip Hiern, 1873.
Steganotaenia araliacea var. daramolana,
This member of the Apiaceae family was given this name by
Christian Ferdinand Friedrich Hochstetter in 1844. It is found
in most of Africa except the north, growing in a well drained soil with
quite some water and some to lots of sun. The stem can grow to
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant from two to seven metres in
height. At present, it is not clear how much the root will develop,
and for how long it will maintain its caudex-like appearance. The
flowers are from white over yellowish to greenish. The entire plant
have a strong scent of carrot, when crushed.
The generic name is likely
based on Greek stegnas meaning 'covered' and the Latin taenia meaning
'band'. The species name referring to its resembling with the
species of Araliaceae.