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Genus :

SCHEFFLERA

Family :

ARALIACEAE

Species of this Genus

Description


Unarmed trees or shrubs, glabrous or pubescent, often epiphytic. Leaves usually palmately compound, petiolate, leaflets usually 3-20, sometimes reduced to 1 or further subdivided. Flowers in small umbels, heads, racemes, panicles or spikes. Calyx rim conspicuous to obscure, lobed, toothed, weavy or uniform. Petals 5 or more. Stamens as many as petals or numerous. Ovary inferior, 2-30 locular. Fruits drupaceous, elongate, round or more or less compressed, endocarp cartilaginous, exocarp usually fleshy.