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 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.
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[
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.
Southeast Asia - Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia.
Common in lowland and hill forest, occasionally in submontane rain forest, sometimes on limestone, at elevations up to 1,200 metres[
A variable species[
A decoction of the roots has been given as a sedative to calm frightened children and has been used externally against fevers[
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