Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Cussonia
Family: Araliaceae (Dicotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
spicata
NOTES

A thick-stemmed tree with twice compound leaves which are crowded at the ends of the branches on stout petioles. The leaflets are vertebrate-digitate.


AUTHORITY
Thunb.
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Tree
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Yellowish-green flowers are closely packed in paniculate spikes
Colour: Green
Common Name
Cabbage tree
Cabbage palm
Gewone kiepersol
Kiepersol
Sambreelbbom
Nooiensboom
Waaiboom
Habitat
NOTES: Grows in the bush
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
Venereal disease treatments
Roots are taken orally or used as a poultice for venereal diseases
Gastro-intestinal treatments
Flower stems are used as an emetic for gastro-intestinal complaints
Fever treatments
Used as an emetic for febrile complaints and malaria
Infant treatments
A root infusion is used to wash newborn babies
Strength enhancers
Roots are chewed for strength and virility
Animal treatments
A decoction is used to help expulsion of the afterbirth in cows. Said to make good animal fodder but known to contain poisonous principles
Food
Raw roots are chewed and sometimes eaten
Woodworking
A soft lightweight wood which used to be used for brake blocks and agricultural implements
Months
All year
November
December
January
February
March
April
May
Synonyms for Species
Cussonia kraussii



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