- Flower nameSchefflera octophylla
- Scientific nameSchefflera octophylla
- AliasSchefflera octophylla, 鱶の木, Schefflera
- Place of originEastern Asia in Japan and southern China
- Place of floweringSubtropical region, Okinawa
- Flowering seasonJanuary, November, December
What is Schefflera octophylla
Schefflera octophylla is an evergreen treein the family Araliaceae native to Eastern Asia in Japan and southern China. In Japan, it grows wild from southern Kyushu to Okinawa near the coast to the mountains. It is a representative tree of the Yanbaru region of Okinawa. It is a 10m tall tree with 6 to 10 palmate bifoliate leaves with long petioles. The small leaves are narrowly elongated, elliptical, 20-25 cm long, with wavy margins at all margins. In autumn, a conical conical inflorescence grows at the top of the stem with five-petaled, whitish-green flowers from November to January of the following year, fruiting in May with spherical berries that ripen to blackish-purple.
In the same genus is Scheffrera (scientific name: Schefflera arboricola）.
Common name: Schefflera , scientific name: Schefflera octophylla, origin: southern Kyushu-Okinawa Japan and China South East Asia, and environment: coast near-mountains, living type: Evergreen small trees, Height: 10-15 m, leaf: 6-palmately compound leaf petiole consisting of 10 long, Petiole: long, petiole length: 20-25 cm, leaf shape: narrow-elongated ellipsoid, leaf margin: wavy at the full margin; inflorescence shape: conical inflorescences in clusters, flower color: whitish-green, crown shape: star-shaped, flower diameter: 0.4-0.5 cm, flowering season: November to January of the following year; fruiting season: May; fruit shape: spherical; fruit shape: liquid fruit; fruit color: blackish purple.