Cussonia arborea (10 Seeds)

Cussonia arborea (10 Seeds)

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Cussonia arborea is a deciduous tree sometimes growing up to 13 metres tall. The bole is crooked and can be up to 100cm in diameter with a very thick, corky bark The tree becomes completely defoliated during the dry season, and the thick stumpy branches sticking up into the sky, which resemble amputated and deformed limbs, invoke various common names in Africa such as ‘stump of an amputated limb'; 'cut hand' and 'leper’s hand'

The plant is harvested from the wild for local use, mainly as a medicine but also as a source of gum, wood, potash and ink.