Polyscias guilfoylei

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

  • Botanical Name : Polyscias guilfoylei (W. Bull) L. H. Bailey
  • The name Polyscias means many-shaded, in reference to the foliage found on these plants. The generic name comes from the combination of the Greek words 'poly' meaning much and 'skia' meaning shade which refers to the thick foliage.

  • Synonyms : Aralia guilfoylei W Bull.
  • Common Name : Geranium Aralia
  • Plant Family : Araliaceae
  • Plant Form : Shrub
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Gujarat Forestry Research Foundation, Indroda Park, Van Chetana Kendra

About Polyscias guilfoylei Plant :

  • Habit : An evergreen shrub with erect branches.
  • Leaves : Unipinnate, leaflets opposite, blades variable, but commonly broadly ovate or elliptic and coarsely dentate or lacerate, commonly variegated with white or pale yellow margins or sometimes all dark green.
  • Inflorescence : Inflorescence is a compound panicle.
  • Significance : Generally grown as an ornamental plant especially for its attractive foliage.