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Schefflera actinophylla (Endl.) Harms
OCTOPUS TREE
Australian Umbrella Tree; Brassaia actinophylla Endl; Brassaia actinophora orth var Endl sensu Endlicher, SL 1839

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Schefflera actinophylla
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Schefflera actinophylla

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Schefflera actinophylla
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Schefflera actinophylla
Schefflera actinophylla, plant
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Schefflera actinophylla, plant

Schefflera actinophylla, trunk
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Schefflera actinophylla, trunk
Schefflera actinophylla, branching
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Schefflera actinophylla, branching

Schefflera actinophylla, stem
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Schefflera actinophylla, stem
Schefflera actinophylla, leaf side upper
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Schefflera actinophylla, leaf side upper

Schefflera actinophylla, leaf side under
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Schefflera actinophylla, leaf side under
Schefflera actinophylla, leaf side under
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Schefflera actinophylla, leaf side under

Schefflera actinophylla, leaf side upper
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Schefflera actinophylla, leaf side upper
Schefflera actinophylla, leaf side under
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Schefflera actinophylla, leaf side under

Associates · map
FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Agaricaceae  Phoma @ BPI (1)
Botryosphaeriaceae  Dothiorella @ 362945A (1); BPI (9); 362948B (1); 362948A (1); 362945B (1)

Guignardia @ 359301B (1)

Phyllosticta @ BPI (1)

Phyllostictina @ 359301A (1)
Coccidae  Ceroplastes floridensis @ CSCA_TCN (3)

Protopulvinaria pyriformis @ CSCA_TCN (4)
Diaspididae  Parlatoria proteus @ AMNH_PBI (1)
Elsinoaceae  Sphaceloma araliae @ BPI (1)
Encyrtidae  Metaphycus @ UCRC_ENT (2)
Miridae  Coridromius chenopoderis @ AMNH_PBI (3)

Gn_orthotylinigp11 sp_002 @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Gn_orthotylinigp5 sp_003 @ AMNH_PBI (1)
Pleosporaceae  Alternaria @ BPI (2)

Curvularia @ BPI (1)

Drechslera biseptata @ BPI (1)

Drechslera hawaiiensis @ BPI (1)

Pithomyces chartarum @ BPI (1)
_  Gn_ms_naranjakotta sp_ms_hakeaphila @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Hendersonula @ 374616A (1); 374616B (1)

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Schefflera actinophylla (Endl.) Harms
octopus tree

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General Information
Symbol: SCAC2
Group: Dicot
Family: Araliaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Tree
Native Status : HI   I
L48   I
PB   I
PR   I
VI   I
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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
BRAC2 Brassaia actinophylla Endl.

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Apiales
Family Araliaceae – Ginseng family
Genus Schefflera J.R. Forst. & G. Forst. – schefflera
Species Schefflera actinophylla (Endl.) Harms – octopus tree

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

U.S. Weed Information
Schefflera actinophylla brassaia ivy palm octopus tree schefflera umbrella tree This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S.
FLEPPC Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council. 1999. Invasive plant list . Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council. Florida.
HEAR USDI, Geological Survey. 1999. Information index for selected alien plants in Hawaii (20 October 2003). Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk Project, Biological Resources Division, Haleakala Field Station. Makawao, Hawaii.

Wetland Status

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Schefflera actinophylla
Schefflera actinophylla
Octopus Tree
ID: 0000 0000 1203 0855 [detail]
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Schefflera actinophylla
Schefflera actinophylla
Octopus Tree
ID: 0000 0000 1203 0856 [detail]
© 2003 Joseph Dougherty/ecology.org

Schefflera actinophylla
Schefflera actinophylla
Octopus Tree
ID: 0000 0000 1203 0854 [detail]
© 2003 Joseph Dougherty/ecology.org

Schefflera actinophylla
Schefflera actinophylla
ID: 4444 4444 0811 0880 [detail]
© 2010 Moorea Biocode

Schefflera actinophylla
Schefflera actinophylla
ID: 4444 4444 0811 0881 [detail]
© 2010 Moorea Biocode

Schefflera actinophylla
Schefflera actinophylla
Umbrella Tree
ID: 0000 0000 0616 1062 [detail]
© 2016 Zoya Akulova

Schefflera actinophylla
Schefflera actinophylla
Umbrella Tree
ID: 0000 0000 0616 1061 [detail]
© 2016 Zoya Akulova

Schefflera actinophylla
Schefflera actinophylla
Umbrella Tree
ID: 0000 0000 0616 1063 [detail]
© 2016 Zoya Akulova

Schefflera actinophylla
Schefflera actinophylla
Umbrella Tree
ID: 0000 0000 0616 1091 [detail]
© 2016 Zoya Akulova

Schefflera actinophylla
Schefflera actinophylla
Umbrella Tree
ID: 0000 0000 0616 1094 [detail]
© 2016 Zoya Akulova

Schefflera actinophylla
Schefflera actinophylla
Umbrella Tree
ID: 0000 0000 0616 1095 [detail]
© 2016 Zoya Akulova

Schefflera actinophylla
Schefflera actinophylla
Umbrella Tree
ID: 0000 0000 0616 1097 [detail]
© 2016 Zoya Akulova

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