Brassaia actinophylla


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Related to Brassaia actinophylla: Schefflera actinophylla, Australian umbrella tree
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Noun1.Brassaia actinophylla - erect evergreen shrub or small tree of Australia and northern New Guinea having palmately compound leavesBrassaia actinophylla - erect evergreen shrub or small tree of Australia and northern New Guinea having palmately compound leaves
genus Schefflera, Schefflera - large genus of shrubby and climbing tropical plants having showy digitately compound foliage
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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Wang and Blessington (1990) verified that increasing concentrations of paclobutrazol promoted height reduction in four tropical foliage species (Brassaia actinophylla, Codiaeum variegatum, Syngonium podophylum and Plectranthus australis), with the optimum concentration and the sensitivity of the plants to the regulators varying considerably according to the species.
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.