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 cumingii Seem.
Schefflera cumingii is a small shrub that can adopt a scrambling or climbing habit[
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.
Southeast Asia - Philippines.
Primary forest at low elevations[
A plant of the moist tropics, growing at low elevations in areas with relatively high and consistent rainfall[
The plant (part not specified) is said to be used to cure stomach aches[
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