Cussonia paniculata

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Cussonia paniculata, habitus, Magaliesberg, a.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Araliaceae
Genus: Cussonia
Species:
C. paniculata
Binomial name
Cussonia paniculata

Cussonia paniculata, also known as kiepersol, is a large evergreen shrub or small tree up to 5 metres (16 ft) in height native to South Africa. The plant has large and bold textured grey foliage.

Uses[edit]

The leaf is used ethnomedically to treat dysmenorrhea.

Cultivation[edit]

Cussonia paniculata is cultivated as an ornamental plant for planting in temperate climate gardens and in container gardens.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • PlantzAfrica
  • iSpot Images of Cussonia paniculata subsp. paniculata
  • iSpot Images of Cussonia paniculata subsp. sinuata
  • Dressler, S.; Schmidt, M. & Zizka, G. (2014). "Cussonia paniculata". African plants – a Photo Guide. Frankfurt/Main: Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg.