Schefflera abyssinica (A. Rich.) Harms

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Synonyms: Aralia abyssinica A. Rich.
Heptapleurum abyssinicum (A. Rich.) Vatke
Schefflera volkensii sensu Burtt Davy & Hoyle, N.C.L.: 33 (1936)
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Status: Native
Derivation of specific name: abyssinica: of Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
Habitat: In montane evergreen forest.
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Worldwide distribution: Cameroon, DRC, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia.
Malawi distribution: N,C
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Bamps, P. (1974). Contribution à l'étude des Araliacées africaines Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique 44(1/2) Pages 127 - 128.

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 78.

Cannon, J.F.M. (1978). Araliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Page 622.

Dowsett-Lemaire, F. (1989). The flora and phytogeography of the evergreen forests of Malawi. I: Afromontane and mid-altitude forests; Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 59(1/2) Page 24.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 27.

White, F. (1962). Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia Oxford Univ. Press. Page 313.

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Pages 156 - 157. (Includes a picture).

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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: Species information: Schefflera abyssinica., retrieved 21 March 2023

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