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

Malawi: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
abyssinica (A. Rich.) HarmsN,C
goetzenii HarmsNDescription, Image
myriantha (Baker) DrakeN
umbellifera (Sond.) Baill.Description, Image

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Flora of Mozambique: Schefflera
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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Schefflera

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Schefflera
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Schefflera
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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, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Schefflera.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1030, retrieved 22 March 2023

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