Schefflera actinophylla: Umbrella Tree

Schefflera actinophylla [Umbrella Tree, Octopus Tree] is a tree in the Araliaceae family. It is native to tropical rainforests in Australia, New Guinea, Southeast Asia and south India. Common names include Umbrella Tree and Octopus Tree.

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Schefflera actinophylla is an evergreen tree growing to 15 m (49 ft) tall. It has compound medium green leaves in groups of seven leaves. It is usually multi-trunked, and the flowers develop at the top of the tree. It produces racemes up to 2 metres (6.5 feet) long containing up to 1,000 small dull red flowers. These flowers generating large amounts of nectar which attracts honey-eating birds which then spread the seeds.

Photo: Kebun Raya, Bogor, West Java, Indonesia

Source: Wikipedia

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