Schefflera actinophylla

COMMON NAME

Australia umbrella tree or Octopus tree

TYPE

Tree

FAMILY

Araliaceae

NOTES

An evergreen tree growing to 50 ft tall. It has palmately compound medium green leaves in groups of seven leaflets. It is usually multi-trunked, with small red flowers in compact umbels developing at the top of the tree radiating out like the tentacles of an octopus. The specific epithet actinophylla means "with radiating leaves"

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Australia and New Guinea

NATIVE HABITAT

Along stream banks, wet forests, sometimes epiphytic; at elevations up to 3000 ft.

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

missouribotanicalgarden.org

tropical.theferns.info



Schefflera actinophylla