5852.000 Schefflera J.R. Forst. & G. Forst.



Bailey, L.H. & Bailey, E.Z. (1976) Hortus Third. A concise Dictionary of Plants Cultivated in the United States and Canada Macmillan Publishing Co, Inc., New York

Description of the genus

Trees, shrubs or lianes. Leaves digitate with long petioles. Inflorescence of compound umbels, arranged in a raceme or panicle. Petals and sepals 5-10, equal in number. Styles 2 (umbellifera) or 5-8 (goetzenii). Fruit subspherical to ovoid.

Derivation of name: after Johann Peter Ernst Scheffler, an 18th century Polish botanist and physician born in 1739.

Worldwide: c. 650 species in tropical and warm regions

Zimbabwe: 3 cultivated taxa.

Schefflera actinophylla

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

actinophylla (Endl.) HarmsDescription, Image
arboricola (Hayata) Kanehira
elegantissima (Veitch ex Mast.) Lowry & Frodin

Other sources of information about Schefflera:

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Flora of Malawi: Schefflera
Flora of Mozambique: Schefflera
Flora of Zambia: Schefflera
Flora of Zimbabwe: Schefflera

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Schefflera
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Schefflera
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Schefflera
Wikipedia: Schefflera
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Schefflera
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Schefflera

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Schefflera.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1030, retrieved 1 February 2023

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