Several recent phylogenetic studies have shown that Schefflera is clearly polyphyletic, and that the Asian species belong to a single, well-supported, morphologically coherent clade. The name Schefflera will ultimately have to be restricted to a small group of species from the SW Pacific, while the Asian species will have to be transferred to one or more other genera[
Schefflera adolfi-friderici Harms
Schefflera mildbraedii Harms
Schefflera sycidiifolia Lebrun
Schefflera goetzenii is a shrub or a tree that can grow up to 15 metres tall, or it can become a climbing plant with stems up to 30 metres tall. As a tree the bole is usually crooked[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and fuel. It is used for ornamental purposes in gardens and as a pot plant indoors because of its attractive dark-green digitate leaves. It also provides nice shade[
East tropical Africa - Uganda, eastern DR Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe.
]. Closed, sclerophyllous, secondary forests; at elevations from 800 - 2,500 metres[
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The roots are boiled and the liquid is taken before child-birth for safe delivery[
The wood is soft[
The wood is used for fuel[
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