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[
Heptapleurum caudatum Vidal
Schefflera pentaphylla Elmer
Schefflera caudata is an epiphytic, climbing shrub[
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.
Southeast Asia - Philippines.
Primary forests at low to medium elevations[
A decoction of the plant (part not specified) is given as a tonic to women after childbirth[
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