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Cussonia thyrsiflora

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Author:  Carl Peter Thunberg, 1780
Origin:  Southern South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  60 Centimetres
Height:  5 Meters
Flower:  Greenish.
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
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 South 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.

The genera is named after Pierre Cusson, 1727-1783, a French physician, botanist and mathematician. The species means 'thyrse-flowered'.