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Genus: Schefflera

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid II > Order: Apiales > Family: Araliaceae

About 200 species, native to Africa, Madagascar, the Far East and New Zealand. There are two species native to southern Africa and four species cultivated in the region.



Schefflera umbellifera, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Town [photo H. Robertson, Iziko ].

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of southern Africa - an online checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Schefflera goetzenii

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

Schefflera umbellifera

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Schefflera actinophylla (Australian cabbage tree)

[= Brassaia actinophylla]

Native to New Guinea.

Schefflera acuminata

Native to Peru.

Schefflera moorei

Schefflera pubigera

Native from India to China.


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