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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
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 13-Sep-1989 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 19-Sep-2017
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 6 (2 active, 2 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

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: pers. comm.) - French
  • Queensland-Strahlenaralie  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • árvore-guarda-chuva  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • árvore-polvo  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • cheflera  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • palmaralia  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (often grown indoors fide Dict Gard; Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant; potential seed contaminant

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Tropical
    • PAPUASIA: Papua New Guinea
    • MALESIA: Indonesia [Moluccas (Aru Islands)]

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [Northern Territory (n.), Queensland (n.e.)]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized

    Northern America
    • United States (s.e.)

    Pacific
    • NORTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: United States [Hawaii]


References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. Campbell, F. T., ed. Report of National Coalition of Exotic Plant Pest Councils. 1995 (unpublished draft) (Rep NCEPPC)
  3. Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. (F China)
  4. Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  5. Fouché, J.-G. 1999. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  6. Frodin, D. G. 1975. Studies in Schefflera (Araliaceae): the Cephaloschefflera complex J. Arnold Arbor. 56:436.
  7. Govaerts, R. & D. G. Frodin World checklist and bibliography of Araliaceae. 2004 (L Araliaceae)
  8. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  9. Harden, G. J., ed. Flora of New South Wales. (F NSWales)
  10. Henderson, L. Alien weeds and invasive plants: a complete guide to declared weeds and invaders in South Africa. Plant Protection Research Institute, Handbook 12. 2001 (Weeds SAfr 2001)
  11. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  12. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  13. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  14. Smith, A. C. Flora vitiensis nova. (F Viti)
  15. Weber, E. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds. 2003 (Invasive Pl Spec)

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

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=70641. Accessed 15 November 2018.