This member of the Araliaceae
family was described by Carl Peter Thunberg in 1780. It is found in Southern
Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun.
It will grow to five meters in height, and the caudex can grow to 60
centimetres in diameter. The flowers are stellate, greenish and bi-
Named after Peter
Cusson, 1727-1785, Jesuit and physician, a Professor of Botany in
the University of Montpelier and thyrse-flowered.