Umbrella Tree

Heptapleurum actinophyllum (formerly Schefflera actinophylla) is a tree in the family Araliaceae. It is native to tropical rainforests and gallery forests in northern and north-eastern Queensland coasts and the Northern Territory of Australia, as well as New Guinea and Java. Common names include Australian umbrella tree, Queensland umbrella tree, octopus tree and amate.

Heptapleurum actinophyllum
Octopus Tree (Schefflera actinophylla) at Hyderabad, AP W 283.jpg
In Hyderabad, India
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Araliaceae
Genus: Heptapleurum
H. actinophyllum
Binomial name
Heptapleurum actinophyllum
(Endl.) Lowry & G.M.Plunkett
  • Brassaia actinophylla Endl.
  • Brassaia singaporensis Ridl.
  • Schefflera actinophylla (Endl.) Harms
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