Schefflera arboricola

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Schefflera arboricola (Hayata) Merr.
  • The generic name is given in the honour of a German botanist, J. C. Scheffler of 19th century.

  • Synonyms : Heptapleurum arboricola Hayata
  • Common Name : Dwarf Umbrella Plant
  • Plant Family : Araliaceae
  • Plant Form : Shrub
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 15, 18, 21, 28
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Indroda Park, Van Chetana Kendra

About Schefflera arboricola Plant :

  • Habit : An evergreen shrub.
  • Leaves : Glossy, palmately compound, evergreen leaves with slender-stalk, 7-9 obovate-oblong leaflets arranged in a circle on leaf stalks.
  • Inflorescence : Compound panicles.
  • Flowers : Tiny, red in colour.
  • Fruits : Drupes rounded, orange coloured which mature to black.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : Summer
  • Significance : An ornamental foliage plant grown as indoor and outdoor plant.