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Schefflera Forst., Char. Gen. 45.t.23. 1776. Bailey, Stand. Cyclop. Hort. 6:3108. 1917; Hutch., Gen. Flow. Pl. 2:69.1967. (nom.cons.).

Schefflera bengalensis
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  • Heptapleurum Gaertn.

    Trees or large shrubs, sometimes climbers, often polygamous. Leaves digitately compound, alternate; leaflets entire or serrate, stipules adnate. Inflorescence of racemes or panicles of umbels; bracts small, woolly. Sepals 5, margin usually entire. Petals 5-many; valvate. Stamens as many as the petals. Ovary as many locular as the number of petals. Styles free or united at the base. Fruit a fleshy drupe, angular when dry.

    The genus has c. 125 species distributed in Asia and tropical Australia. Represented here by 1 species.

    Lower Taxon

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