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Species Information

Cussonia zuluensis Strey
(name current 2016)
Sand Cabbage-tree
Zulu Cabbage Tree
(Cussonia kraussii)


Growth form: Tree
Restricted distribution within southern Africa
Swaziland abundance: occasional
Swaziland distribution: lowveld/Lubombos
Local abundance: very rare
Schedule C

Red Data Book Information:
Status: DD Distribution: Bulunga Poort, Sipophaneni, Sidvokodvo One record in Swaziland by Compton.

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Cussonia kraussii - Relatively small slender tree; leaves of same type as in C. chartacea but smaller and thinner. Inflorescences several, very long-stalked, unbranched, flowering portion up to 10 cm long, flowers borne loosely on stalks c 5 mm long.

* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.

Included in Tree Atlas.

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