Octopus tree

Schefflera actinophylla

  • Octopus tree
  • Octopus tree
  • Octopus tree
  • Octopus tree
  • Flower name
    Octopus tree
  • Scientific name
    Schefflera actinophylla
  • Aliasブラッサイア, OctopusTree, Brassaia, Australia umbrella tree, Queensland umbrella tree
  • Place of originAustralia and New Guinea
  • Place of floweringSubtropical region
  • Flowering seasonMay, June, July, August

What is Octopus tree

Octopus tree (scientific name: Schefflera actinophylla) is an evergreen middle tall tree of the genus Schefflera in the family Araliaceae native to Australia and New Guinea. It is the origin of the name that made a tree figure like an octopus with about 1,000 dark red florets like an octopus wart in a stick-like branch (general inflorescences) that jumped out radially on the tree. There are white and yellow in flower color,too. It will take 20 years until the flowers come into bloom.

Common name: Octopus tree, Scientific name: Schefflera actinophylla, Synonym: Brassaia actinophylla, aka: Brassaia , Umbrella Tree, Rubber Tree, Australia umbrella tree, Queensland umbrella tree, He'e (Hawaiian name), Origin: Australia and New Guinea, tree height: 15 m, leaves: palmiform compound leaves, inflorescence Shape: inflorescence, inflorescences length: 2 m, flower color: dark red, white and yellow, flowering period: May to August.


  • Eye
    Apiales
  • Family
    Araliaceae
  • Genus
    Schefflera
  • Species
    S. actinophylla
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Gross inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Five-petal
  • Leaf type
    palisade compound leaf
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeEvergreen mature trees
  • Flower colorsRed Pink
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height800.0 ~ 1500.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower1.0 ~ 2.0 cm

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