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This genus is accepted, and its native range is New Zealand to SW. Pacific.

[FZ]

Araliaceae, J. F. M. Cannon. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

Morphology General Habit
Shrubs, trees or lianes, sometimes occurring as epiphytes.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves digitate, long-petiolate; leaflets entire to slightly serrulate or crenulate; stipules often conspicuous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle of umbellules or of umbellules racemosely arranged on a main axis (capitulate in some species outside the F.Z. area).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers with 5–10 petals which may be functional or shed as a calyptra as the flower opens.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens equal in number to the petals.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk flat or slightly raised in the F.Z. species.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary with (2)5–8 locules, the styles prominent and equalling the locules in number, joined at the base and spreading above.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit subglobose to ovoid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds laterally compressed, ellipsoid, smooth, with non-ruminate endosperm.

[FTEA]

Araliaceae, J. R. Tennant. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 0

Morphology General Habit
Trees or lianes, often epiphytic or possibly epiphytic at first and independent later
Morphology Leaves
Leaves petiolate, digitately compound; leaflets subentire to crenate
Morphology Leaves Stipules
Stipules intrapetiolar, often connate with petiole for some distance
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences paniculate, with flowers ultimately in umbellules, fascicles or capitula; pedicels (where present) not articulated beneath the flower
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-margin repando-dentate to subentire
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 5–10, sometimes calyptrate (being shed as a cup) or opening on flower
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens equal in number to the petals
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk flat, depressed or conically raised
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary 5–8-locular; styles equal in number to the locules, connivent at base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit ± subglobose or ovoid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds laterally compressed, ellipsoidal, smooth; endosperm nonruminate.

Native to:

Assam, Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Cambodia, Caroline Is., China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Fiji, Guyana, Hainan, Haiti, India, Jawa, Laos, Malaya, Maluku, Myanmar, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Nicobar Is., Panamá, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Samoa, Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, West Himalaya

Schefflera J.R.Forst. & G.Forst. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jun 1, 2013 Takeuchi, W. et al [19280], Papua New Guinea K000618064
Jun 1, 2013 Takeuchi, W. et al [19272], Papua New Guinea K000618063
Dec 1, 2009 Thomas, D.W. [2752], Cameroon K000461270
Ecuador 44873.000
Sequeira, V., Ecuador 58876.000
Utteridge, T.M.A. [52], Indonesia 62396.000
Kasmin, O. [44], New Guinea 71246.000
Lowry, P.P. [5264], Indonesia 72541.000
Lowry, P.P. [5258], Indonesia 72543.000

First published in Char. Gen. Pl.: 45 (1776)

Accepted by

  • Frodin, D.G. & Govaerts, R. (2003 publ. 2004). World Checklist and Bibliography of Araliaceae: 1-444. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Wu, Z., Raven, P.H. & Hong, D. (eds.) (2007). Flora of China 13: 1-548. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Literature

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • WCVP (2021). World Checklist of Vascular Plants, version 2.0. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://wcvp.science.kew.org/ Retrieved 28 April 2021

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Char. Gen. 45 (1776)
  • Harms in E. & P Pflanzenfam. 3, 8: 35 (1894).

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Char. Gen. Pl.: 45, t. 23 (1776)
  • emend. Harms in Engl. & Prantl, Pflanzenfam. 3, 8: 35 (1894) nom. conserv.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Char. Gen.: 45, t. 23 (1776)
  • emend. Harms in E. & P. Pf. 3 (8): 35 (1894), nom. conserv.

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Science Photographs
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Neotropikey
Milliken, W., Klitgard, B. and Baracat, A. (2009 onwards), Neotropikey - Interactive key and information resources for flowering plants of the Neotropics.
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