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Taxon: Schefflera actinophylla (Endl.) Harms

Genus: Schefflera
Family: Araliaceae subfamily: Aralioideae
Nomen number: 70641
Place of publication: H. G. A. Engler & K. A. E. Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 3(8):36. 1894
Name verified on: 13-Sep-1989 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 26-Jun-2000
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Common names:

  • Australian cabbagetree   (Source: Weeds SAfr 2001 ) – English
  • Australian umbrella-tree   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • octopus-tree   (Source: F Viti ) – English
  • Queensland umbrella-tree   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • umbrella-tree   (Source: F Viti ) – English
  • Australiese kiepersol   (Source: Weeds SAfr 2001 ) – Afrikaans
  • arbre ombrelle   (Source: J.-G. Fouché) – French
  • Queensland-Strahlenaralie   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • árvore-guarda-chuva   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • árvore-polvo   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • cheflera   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • palmaralia   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

    Malesia: Indonesia - Moluccas [Aru Islands]; Papua New Guinea
    Australia: Australia - Northern Territory [n.], Queensland [n.e.]

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    United States [s.e.]
    North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii

  • also cultivated




Check other web resources for Schefflera actinophylla (Endl.) Harms:


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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (06 October 2015)

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