Tag Archives: Araliaceae

Schefflera actinophylla (Araliaceae)

It was a pleasure to see Schefflera actinophylla, also known as the Queensland umbrella tree, octopus tree and amate, in it’s native habitat in the wet tropical forests Queensland. In it’s native habitat it is often a early successional tree … Continue reading

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Mackinlaya macrosciadea (Araliaceae)

A rain forest understorey shrub. Distinguished from the very similar Mackinlaya confusa by the less complex inflorescence (i.e M. macrosciadea has umbels on umbels while M. confusa has umbels on umbels on umbels!) and also M. confusa often has slightly … Continue reading

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Cephalaralia cephalobotrys (Araliaceae)

A climbing ginseng? Yes indeed, this slender rain forest vine is called the Climbing Panax. Trifoliate leaves Hairs on the leave margin practically helps to recognize this vine A little stipel (a reduced leaf-like appendage) where the 3 leaflet stalks … Continue reading

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Polyscias elegans (Araliaceae)

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, … Continue reading

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Hydrocotyle pedicellosa (Araliaceae)

This is a scrambling rainforest herb which in my experience is probably the largest Hydrocotyle ever. The leaves are up to about 10cm wide. More on this when I get more pics.

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