Schefflera umbellifera (Sond.) Baill.

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Schefflera umbellifera

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Cloudlands, Vumba

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Synonyms: Cussonia chartacea Schinz
Cussonia umbellifera Sond.
Common names: Forest false cabbage-tree (English) Muchaka (Shona) Mukisiso (Shona) Mushenjetsoka (Shona)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Medium-sized evergreen tree. Leaves crowded near the ends of branches, digitately compound with 3-5 oblong-elliptic leaflets on long, slender petioles. Flowers very small, greenish-cream in large umbel-like terminal inflorescences. Fruit in loose clusters, spherical, dark red when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: umbellifera: bearing flowers in umbels
Habitat: In forest margins.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 2000 m
Flowering time:Jan - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Thursday 22 January 2009
Literature:

Cannon, J.F.M. (1978). Araliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 624 - 625.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 28.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 264.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 58. as Cussonia umbellifera

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 46.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Schefflera umbellifera.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=142890, retrieved 9 December 2016

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