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Family: ARALIACEAE 

 Cussonia thyrsiflora
 
  
Author:  Carl Peter Thunberg 1780
Family:  Araliaceae
Habitat:  Southern Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  60 centimetres
Height:  5 meters
Flower:  Greenish.
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  Coast Cabbage Tree
Synonyms:  Cussonia thyrsoidea Carl Peter Thunberg
   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- or unisexual.

Named after Peter Cusson, 1727-1785, Jesuit and physician, a Professor of Botany in the University of Montpelier and thyrse-flowered.