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schef·fler·a(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.]
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(Plants) any tropical tree or shrub in the genus Schefflera known for its compound leaves and flower clusters
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|Noun||1.||Schefflera - 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
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