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Umbrella Tree

Schefflera actinophylla


Introduced from New Guinea and Australia for landscaping purposes . Common names include Umbrella Tree, Octopus Tree and Amate. 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 often grows as an epiphyte on other rainforest trees.It produces racemes up to 2 metres (6.5 feet) long containing up to 1,000 small dull red flowers. Flowering begins in early summer and typically continues for several months.


Invades a wide variety of habitats from hammocks and cypress stands to scrub .


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Hollywood, Florida, USA

Spotted on Oct 20, 2011
Submitted on Jun 9, 2012

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