1. Family: Araliaceae Juss.
    1. Schefflera J.R.Forst. & G.Forst.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical Asia to New Zealand, S. Mexico to Tropical America.

    [FZ]

    Araliaceae, J. F. M. Cannon. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

    Habit
    Shrubs, trees or lianes, sometimes occurring as epiphytes.
    Leaves
    Leaves digitate, long-petiolate; leaflets entire to slightly serrulate or crenulate; stipules often conspicuous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle of umbellules or of umbellules racemosely arranged on a main axis (capitulate in some species outside the F.Z. area).
    Flowers
    Flowers with 5–10 petals which may be functional or shed as a calyptra as the flower opens.
    Stamens
    Stamens equal in number to the petals.
    Disc
    Disk flat or slightly raised in the F.Z. species.
    Ovary
    Ovary with (2)5–8 locules, the styles prominent and equalling the locules in number, joined at the base and spreading above.
    Fruits
    Fruit subglobose to ovoid.
    Seeds
    Seeds laterally compressed, ellipsoid, smooth, with non-ruminate endosperm.
    [FTEA]

    Araliaceae, J. R. Tennant. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 0

    Habit
    Trees or lianes, often epiphytic or possibly epiphytic at first and independent later
    Leaves
    Leaves petiolate, digitately compound; leaflets subentire to crenate
    Stipules
    Stipules intrapetiolar, often connate with petiole for some distance
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences paniculate, with flowers ultimately in umbellules, fascicles or capitula; pedicels (where present) not articulated beneath the flower
    Calyx
    Calyx-margin repando-dentate to subentire
    Corolla
    Petals 5–10, sometimes calyptrate (being shed as a cup) or opening on flower
    Stamens
    Stamens equal in number to the petals
    Disc
    Disk flat, depressed or conically raised
    Pistil
    Ovary 5–8-locular; styles equal in number to the locules, connivent at base
    Fruits
    Fruit ± subglobose or ovoid
    Seeds
    Seeds laterally compressed, ellipsoidal, smooth; endosperm nonruminate.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Andaman Is., Argentina Northeast, Assam, Bangladesh, Belize, Bismarck Archipelago, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Cambodia, Caroline Is., China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Hainan, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Japan, Jawa, Laos, Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maluku, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Nicaragua, Nicobar Is., Northern Territory, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Samoa, Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Suriname, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Trinidad-Tobago, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Windward Is.

    Introduced into:

    Bahamas, Bermuda, Canary Is., Florida, Hawaii, Mauritius, Norfolk Is., Réunion, Society Is.

    Schefflera J.R.Forst. & G.Forst. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jun 1, 2013 Takeuchi, W. et al [19280], Papua New Guinea K000618064
    Jun 1, 2013 Takeuchi, W. et al [19272], Papua New Guinea K000618063
    Dec 1, 2009 Thomas, D.W. [2752], Cameroon K000461270
    Ecuador 44873.000
    Sequeira, V., Ecuador 58876.000
    Utteridge, T.M.A. [52], Indonesia 62396.000
    Kasmin, O. [44], New Guinea 71246.000
    Lowry, P.P. [5264], Indonesia 72541.000
    Lowry, P.P. [5258], Indonesia 72543.000

    First published in Char. Gen. Pl.: 45 (1776)

    Accepted by

    • Frodin, D.G. & Govaerts, R. (2003 publ. 2004). World Checklist and Bibliography of Araliaceae: 1-444. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Harms in E. & P Pflanzenfam. 3, 8: 35 (1894).
    • Char. Gen. 45 (1776)
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • emend. Harms in Engl. & Prantl, Pflanzenfam. 3, 8: 35 (1894) nom. conserv.
    • Char. Gen. Pl.: 45, t. 23 (1776)
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • emend. Harms in E. & P. Pf. 3 (8): 35 (1894), nom. conserv.
    • Char. Gen.: 45, t. 23 (1776)

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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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