Cussonia paniculata

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Cussonia paniculata, habitus, Magaliesberg, a.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Araliaceae
Subfamily: Aralioideae
Genus: Cussonia
Species: C. paniculata
Binomial name
Cussonia paniculata
Eckl. & Zeyh.

Cussonia paniculata is a large evergreen shrub or small tree up to 5 metres (16 ft) in height native to South Africa. The plant has large and bold textured grey foliage.


The leaf is used ethnomedically to treat dysmenorrhea.


Cussonia paniculata is cultivated as an ornamental plant for planting in temperate climate gardens and in container gardens.


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