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Useful Tropical Plants

Schefflera oxyphylla

(Miq.) R.Vig.

Araliaceae


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[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].

+ Synonyms

Heptapleurum oxyphyllum (Miq.) Seem.

Heptapleurum subracemosum King

Heptapleurum subulatum (Miq.) Seem.

Paratropia oxyphylla Miq.

Paratropia subulata Miq.

Schefflera corona-sylvae siamensis Craib

Schefflera klossii Ridl.

Schefflera subracemosa (King) R.Vig.

Schefflera subulata (Miq.) R.Vig.

Common Name:

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General Information

Schefflera oxyphylla is a shrub, usually with a scrambling or climbing habit. It is often found growing as an epiphyte in the branches of trees[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia.

Habitat

Common in lowland and hill forest, occasionally in submontane rain forest, sometimes on limestone, at elevations up to 1,200 metres[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitClimber
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



A variable species[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

A decoction of the roots has been given as a sedative to calm frightened children and has been used externally against fevers[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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