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 affine King
Schefflera affinis (King) R.Vig.
Schefflera simulans is a shrub that is sometimes epiphytic; it can grow up to 3 metres tall[
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.
Southeast Asia - Thailand, Malaysia.
Montane forest at elevations from 1,300 - 1,650 metres[
A decoction of the leaves has been used to cure stomach trouble[
A decoction of the root and leaves has been applied as a protective medicine after childbirth[
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