Polyscias elegans

Polyscias elegans

Image of Polyscias elegans

(Celerywood)

FAMILY

Araliaceae

Species

Polyscias elegans

Common name

Celerywood

Flower colour; life form

Flowers purple; tree

Campus

Smithfield campus Cairns

Description

This tree has relatively soft wood, the pith has large pores; blaze odour of celery, nodes swollen. Leaves pinnate to bipinnate, 13-55 leaflets. Ultimate inflorescence an umbel, flowers 5-merous, petals 5, purple; ovary inferior with 2 locules. Fruit a drupe, purple to black, seeds 2.