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Family: ARALIACEAE 

 Cussonia spicata
 
  
Author:  Carl Peter Thunberg 1780
Family:  Araliaceae
Habitat:  Southern Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  60 centimetres
Height:  7 meters
Flower:  Green-yellow
Reproduction:  Seeds(/Cuttings)
Pop names:  Cabbage Tree, Cabbagepalm Nooiensboom, Spiked Cabbage Tree, Sambreelboom, Lowveld Cabbage Tree, Kiepersol
Synonyms:  -

 

   This member of the Araliaceae family was described by Carl Peter Thunberg in 1780. It is found in the 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 seven meters. The flowers are green-yellow.