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schef·fler·a

 (shĕf-lîr′ə, -lĕr′ə, shĕf′lər-ə)
n.
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.]

schefflera

(ˈʃɛflərə)
n
(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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La combinacion diferencial esta integrada por Calophyllum utile, Protium fragans, Simarouba laevis, Ossaea shaferi y con menor constancia Schefflera morototoni, Guatteria blainii, Ilex hypaneura, Sideroxylon jubilla, Plumeria clusioides, Miconia dodecandra y Senecio polyphlebius.
(2005) studied 11 tree species from the Neotropical savannas (Cerrado) and found values ranging between 16.3 [micro]mol [m.sup.-2] [s.sup.-1] (Schefflera macrocarpa Cham.
Se seleccionaron cinco individuos de cinco especies diferentes de arboles (Clusia sp., Heliocarpus americanus, Meriania sp., Saurauia brachybotrys y Schefflera ferruginea) presentes en el sitio de estudio, para un total de 25 unidades de muestreo.
En el sobresalen las especies: Saurauia scabra, Schefflera vasqueziana, Ilex laurina, Condylopodium cuatrecasasii, Elaphandra quinquenervis, Cordia resinosa, Viburnum lehmannii, Hedyosmum bonplandianum, Chrysoclamys sp., Cnemidaria horrida, Bejaria mathewsii, Psammisia sp., Alloplectus weirii, Phyllonoma ruscifolia, Lacistema aggregatum, Meriania speciosa, Siparuna sp., Psidium quineense, Myrsine guianensis, Piper aduncum, Rhamnus sphaerosperma, Palicourea heterochroma y Palicourea thyrsiflora.
Adding to this risk, stellate scale has been observed to utilize both the camphor tree, Cinnamomum camphora (Lauraceae) (Jansen 1995), and a congener (Schefflera arbolicola) (Qin & Gullan 1994) of the Queensland umbrella tree, S.
1 (0.3) Duguetia furfuracea 5 (1.5) Anacardiaceae Mangifera indica 22 (6.7) Apocynaceae Hancornia speciosa not quantified Araliaceae Schefflera macrocarpa 4 (1.2) Arecaceae Syagrus flexuosa 2 (0.6) Cucurbitaceae Cayaponia espelina 3 (0.9) Erythroxyllaceae Erythroxyllum suberosum 3 (0.9) Poaceae Poaceae sp.1 (infructescences) 46 (14.0) Poaceae sp.2 (infructescences) 8 (2.4) Poaceae (leaves) 74 (22.6) Zea mays 2 (0.6) Hippocrateaceae Salacia crassiflora 30 (9.1) Icacinaceae Emmotum nitens 1 (0.3) Melastomataceae Miconia sp.
Deeper inside the tent, 20-foot-tall emerald palms, ficus trees, and lush schefflera plants stood tall.
Se describen e ilustran dos nuevas especies de Araliaceae [Schefflera munchiquensis y Schefflera awa] propias del sur de la cordillera Occidental de Colombia.
PRIZED for its tough shiny foliage, which radiates from a central point like the spokes of an umbrella, Schefflera actinophylla is a rather elegant houseplant.
A The umbrella plant (schefflera) likes bright light and temperatures of 60-65F.
Good hedges to clip or shear: sweet viburnum, silverthorn, orange jasmine, silver, buttonwood, Surinam cherry, dwarf schefflera, Chinese holly, pittosporum, nandina, cherry-laurel, box thorn, Japanese privet.