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Cussonia sphaerocephala

Cussonia sphaerocephala
Common names: forest cabbage-tree, Natal forest cabbage tree (Eng.); boskiepersol (Afr.); umsenge-wehlathi (isiXhosa & isiZulu); umsenge (siSwati)
Family: Araliaceae

... of his photograph of the Knysna Turaco eating the fruits. Cussonia sphaerocephala is a tall, slender tree, up to 25 m ... a single seed, 10 mm long, and resembling grape pips. Cussonia sphaerocephala grows in coastal dune forest and in ... of the forest patches between Pietermaritzburg and Hilton. Cussonia sphaerocephala is an emergent species. It starts off ...

21 / 01 / 2019 | Alice Notten | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Cussonia transvaalensis

Young plant of C. transvaalensis
Common names: grey cabbage tree (Eng.); vaal kiepersol (Afr.); motshetshe (Northern Sotho)
Family: Araliaceae

... It occurs on rocky slopes in hot, dry, wooded savannah. Cussonia The grey cabbage tree is relatively easily ... with the use of a systemic insecticide. The genus Cussonia was named after the Professor of Botany at the ... This species was only named by science in 1984. The genus Cussonia is small and occurs in Africa and the Mascarene ...

03 / 10 / 2005 | Andrew Hankey | Walter Sisulu NBG
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Cussonia thyrsiflora

Flower heads in bud
Common names: Cape coast cabbage tree (Eng.); Kaapse kuskiepersol (Afr.)
Family: Araliaceae

... Xaba Harold Porter National Botanical Garden March 2005 Cussonia thyrsiflora is a dense, spreading shrub and could be ... many leaf scars and are grey in colour and rather corky Cussonia thyrsiflora is found in dry coastal thicket growing ... well adapted to strong coastal winds and poor dune soils. Cussonia The best way to propagate this plant is by sowing ...

28 / 03 / 2005 | Antonia Xaba | Harold Porter NBG
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Cussonia spicata

Photo: Geoff Nichols: Cussonia spicata
Common names: cabbage-tree, common cabbage tree; kiepersol (Afr); umsenge(S, Z & Xh.); motshetshe (NS)
Family: Araliaceae

... heads, although older specimens may develop many more. Cussonia spicata occurs naturally over a wide range in the ... water, full sun or semi shade, especially when young. Cussonia The cabbage- tree is relatively easily cultivated, ... with the use of a systemic insecticide. The name Cussonia is named after the Professor of Botany at the ...

20 / 12 / 2004 | Andrew Hankey | Walter Sisulu NBG
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Cussonia paniculata

Mature Cussonia paniculata
Common names: mountain cabbage tree (Eng.), bergkiepersol (Afr.), umsenge (X, Sw) umsengembuzi (Z)
Family: Araliaceae

... flush at the ends of branches. There are two subspecies of Cussonia paniculata . The smaller mountain cabbage tree C. ... and purple-maroon fruits, which mature in May to June. Cussonia paniculata occurs inland at altitudes up to 2 100 m. ... Rhus species. The birds feed on the ripened, black seed. Cussonia The best method of propagation is by means of seed ...

21 / 10 / 2002 | Peter Gavhi | Free State NBG
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