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.

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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