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Schefflera arboricola

Image of Schefflera arboricola

(Dwarf Umbrella Tree, Minature Umbrella Tree)

FAMILY

Araliaceae

Species

Schefflera arboricola

Common name

Dwarf Umbrella Tree, Minature Umbrella Tree

Flower colour; life form

Green-white; shrub

Campus

Townsville

Description

This relative of the umbrella tree is a shrub to about 2 m high but can sometimes be found climbing over other trees and shrubs. Leaves are compound with about 7-11 glossy green leaflets arising from the same point like spokes in a wheel, each to 11 cm long. Flowers in terminal panicles bearing small clusters or umbels, greenish to white. Fruit a purple berry when ripe.