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Author:  Carl Peter Thunberg, 1780
Family:  ARALIACEAE
Origin:  Botswana, Comoros, Eswatini, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Za´re, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  60 Centimetres
Height:  17 Meters
Flower:  Greenish-Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds(/Cuttings)
Names:  Cabbage Tree, Cabbagepalm Nooiensboom, Spiked Cabbage Tree, Sambreelboom, Lowveld Cabbage Tree, Kiepersol
Synonyms:  Cussonia boivinii, Drake.
Cussonia calophylla,
Miq.
Cussonia kraussii,
Hochst.
Cussonia quercifolia,
Colla.
Cussonia triptera,
Colla.

This member of the Araliaceae family was described by Carl Peter Thunberg in 1780. It is found in the mid- and  southern Africa, where it grows on hillsides and rocky outcrops. Well drained soil, some water and lots of sun. The corky stem will grow to 60 centimetres in diameter and reach for 17 meters. The flowers are greenish-yellow.

The genera is named after Pierre Cusson, 1727-1783, a French physician, botanist and mathematician. The species means ' spike-like, or disposed on a spike.