Polyscias elegans (Araliaceae)

Polyscias elegans

Polyscias elegans, or Celery Wood is a most elegant tree, with an attractive palm like or umbrella shaped crown typical of mature individuals. It has a beautiful form and has leaves that are many times pinnate. True to its namesake, crushed parts have a nice smell of celery.

It is also very common in rain forests and even some drier forest types, and is a fast growing tree and in my opinion would make for a wonderful ornamental.

More photos on the way for this baby.

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About David Tng

I am David Tng, a hedonistic botanizer who pursues plants with a fervour. I chase the opportunity to delve into various aspects of the study of plants. I have spent untold hours staring at mosses and allied plants, taking picture of pollen, culturing orchids in clean cabinets, counting tree rings, monitoring plant flowering times, etc. I am currently engrossed in the study of plant ecology (a grand excuse to see 'anything I can). Sometimes I think of myself as a shadow taxonomist, a sentimental ecologist, and a spiritual environmentalist - but at the very root of it all, a "plant whisperer"!
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