Polyscias scutellaria

COMMON NAME

Panax, shield aralia or plum aralia

TYPE

​Shrub

FAMILY

Araliaceae

NOTES

A much-branched evergreen shrub or small tree growing from 3 to 18 ft.  The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine. It is often grown as an ornamental and hedge plant, valued especially for its showy foliage.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Southeast Asia - Indonesia to New Guinea and the western Pacific

NATIVE HABITAT

Found at lower elevations

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

tropical.theferns.info



Polyscias scutellaria