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
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.


The leaf is used ethnomedically to treat dysmenorrhea.


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


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.