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 (shĕf-lîr′ə, -lĕr′ə, shĕf′lər-ə)
Any of various evergreen shrubs or small trees of the genus Schefflera, having palmately compound leaves. Several species are cultivated as houseplants. Also called umbrella tree.

[New Latin Schefflera, genus name, after Jacob Christoph Scheffler, (1698-1742), German botanist and physician.]


(Plants) any tropical tree or shrub in the genus Schefflera known for its compound leaves and flower clusters
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Noun1.schefflera - large genus of shrubby and climbing tropical plants having showy digitately compound foliageSchefflera - large genus of shrubby and climbing tropical plants having showy digitately compound foliage
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
Araliaceae, family Araliaceae, ivy family - mostly tropical trees and shrubs and lianas: genera Panax and Hedera
Brassaia actinophylla, Schefflera actinophylla, umbrella tree - erect evergreen shrub or small tree of Australia and northern New Guinea having palmately compound leaves
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These include plants that would not be expected to cause symptoms if small amounts are eaten, such as the Jade tree (Crassula ovata, also known as Crassula argentea), African violet (Saintpaulia ionantha) and spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum); the figs (such as the weeping fig, Ficus benjamina, and the Indian rubber plant (Ficus elastica) which can cause a variety of contact reactions including allergic and irritant dermatitis, and if eaten might result in vomiting, irritation of the mouth or throat, and coughing; and the umbrella tree (Schefflera actinophylla, also known as Brassaia actinophylla) which can cause allergic reactions from skin contact and has sometimes resulted in a burning sensation in the mouth and gastrointestinal upset when eaten.
Among the plants you can easily root in water are Aglaonema, cane-type begonias, Brassaia, Callisia, coleus, dieffenbachia, ivy philodendron, Pletranthus (Swedish ivy), pothos, schellera, Tradescantia, and Zebrina.