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PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Schefflera actinophylla   FAMILY Araliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Umbrella Tree, Octopus Tree, Schefflera


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image of Schefflera actinophylla, Umbrella Tree, Octopus Tree, Schefflera

    wwwinvasive_6378

        

www.invasive.org/browse/subject.cfm?sub=6378

image of Schefflera actinophylla, Umbrella Tree, Octopus Tree, Schefflera

Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org    bug_5290038

Month Unknown        

Dense, 1-2' long clusters of deep red flowers radiate from each branch tip, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.

image of Schefflera actinophylla, Umbrella Tree, Octopus Tree, Schefflera

Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org    bug_5290039

Month Unknown        

Leaflets radiate out like the spokes of an umbrella, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.

image of Schefflera actinophylla, Umbrella Tree, Octopus Tree, Schefflera

Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org    bug_5290059

Month Unknown        

image of Schefflera actinophylla, Umbrella Tree, Octopus Tree, Schefflera

Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org    bug_5290063

Month Unknown        

image of Schefflera actinophylla, Umbrella Tree, Octopus Tree, Schefflera

Steve Hurst, USDA NRCS PLANTS Database, Bugwood.org    bug_5308090

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PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Schefflera actinophylla   FAMILY Araliaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1337

Tree
Perennial

Non-native: South Pacific

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Palmately compound: 7-16 leaflets
Alternate
Petioles 15-60cm long

FLOWER:
Fall
Red
7-18 petals, usually 12
Stamens same number as petals
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Purple
Drupe

 

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