Keys from Flora of Bhutan (Distribution with habitat and flowering):
1. Umbels 2.5 — 3.5cm diameter; styles united, short …… 2
+ Umbels l – 2( – 2.5)cm diameter; styles absent …… 3
2. Leaflets densely stellate-pubescent beneath, veins impressed above…. 1. S. impressa (Bhutan: S — Chukka district (Jumudag), C — Mongar district (Lhuntse); Darjeeling: Tonglo, Senchal. Evergreen oak forests, 2200 – 3050m. August – September.)
+ Leaflets glabrous or sparsely stellate-pubescent beneath, veins +/- prominent above … .. 2. S. elata (Bhutan: S —Chukka district (Chukka Dzong), Deothang district (Kheri Gompa); Darjeeling; Sikkim. In dense broad-leaved forests, 1525 — 2130m. September —November.)        
3. Leaflets 2 -» 3.5cm broad, caudate-acuminate; inflorescence densely stellate pubescent at first ……. 3. S. tenuis (Bhutan: S — Gaylegphug district (near Sham Khara). On cliff face, 1150m. March.)
+ Leaflets 4 — 7cm broad, shortly acuminate; inflorescence sparsely pubescent or glabrous …… 4
4. Inflorescence sparsely stellate-pubescent at first; buds purplish, flowers white, petals cohering and falling as a cap . .. 4. S. bengalensis (syn. of Schefflera pubigera (Brongn. ex Planch.) Frodin) (Bhutan: S — Chukka district (near Chukka) and Sarbhang district (near Loring Falls), C — Punakha district (Wangdu Phodrang) and Tashigang district (Gamri Chu): Darjeeling; Sikkim. In warm broad-leaved forests, 900 – 1675m. October- April.)
+ Inflorescence +/- glabrous; flowers greenish yellow, petals opening and falling separately .. .. 5. S. aff. roxburghii (Bhutan: S – Gaylegphug district (Sarbhang Road) and Deothang district (near Samdrup Jongkhar); Darjeeling: Rongbe and Sivoke Terai. In dense subtropical jungle, often in river valleys, 300 — 600m. April — July.)

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Schefflera actinophylla (Endl.) Harms (Cultivated) (Images by tspkumar)

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(Images by (Aarti Khale – identified by Ajinkya Gadave) & (Bhagyashri Ranade – identified by Pankaj Kumar), (inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade)) 

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Images by Sourav Mahmud – (inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade)

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Schefflera heptaphylla (L.) Frodin

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Schefflera hypoleuca (Kurz) Harms (Image by Nick Macer – identified by M.K.Pathak, (inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade)) 

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Schefflera pueckleri (K. Koch) Frodin (Images by Aarti Khale – identified by Divya Umesh, (inserted  by Bhagyashri Ranade))

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Schefflera shweliensis W.W.Sm. (Images by Nick Macer – identified by Mr Frodin, (inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade))

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Schefflera stellata (Gaertn.) Baill. (S. India, Sri Lanka (as per WCSP))

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Schefflera venulosa (Wight & Arn.) Harms (Images by (Anurag Sharma – identified by Tapas Chakrabarty), (Satish Phadke – identified by Ajinkya Gadave), Ajinkya Gadave & N.S.Dungriyal, (inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade))

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Karthikeyan et al. (2009)
have mentioned following species of Schefflera in India:

  1. Schefflera agasthyamalayana Manickam et al.
  2. S. arboricola (Hayata) Merr.
  3. S. bourdillonii Gamble
  4. S. capitata (Wight & Arn.) Harms
  5. S. cephalotes (C.B.Clarke) Harms
  6. S. chandrasekharanii Ramam. & Rajan
  7. S. clarkeana Craib
  8. S. elata (Bucj.-Ham. ex D.Don) Harms [vars. elata, griffithii]
  9. S. elliptica (Blume) Harms [vars. elliptica, obliquinervia] (Distribution: Taiwan (Lan Yü), Indo-China to N. Queensland as per WCSP)
  10. S. heptaphylla (L.) Frodin
  11. S. hoi (Dunn) R. Vig.
  12. S. hypoleuca (Kurz) Harms
  13. S. longifolia (Blume) R. Vig.
  14. S. maduraiensis K. Ravik. & V. Lakshm.
  15. S. pauciflora R. Vig.
  16. S. pueckleri (K.Koch) Frodin
  17. S. racemosa (Wight) Harms
  18. S. rhododendrifolia (Griff.) Frodin
  19. S. rostrata (Wight) Harms [vars. rostrata, micrantha]
  20. S. roxburghii Gamble
  21. S. shweliensis W.W.Sm.
  22. S. stellata (Gaertn.) Harms
  23. S. wallichiana (Wight & Arn.) Harms

Reference:

Karthikeyan, S., Sanjappa, M. and Moorthy, S. 2009. Flowering Plants of India, Dicotyledons, vol-I (Acanthaceea- Avicenniaceae). Botanical Survey of India, Kolkata. p.p. 151-154.  

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Binomial Habit Notes Ref. Distrib.
Schefflera capitata (Wight & Arn.) Harms Tree Western Ghats,
Evergreen Forests
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Coimbatore,
Nilgiri
Schefflera clarkiana Craib.(? Schefflera clarkeana Craib) Tree Western
Ghats, Evergreen Forests
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Coimbatore,
Nilgiri
Schefflera maduraiensis Ravikumar &
Lakshmanan 
Tree Western
Ghats, Evergreen Forests, Endemic
K. Ravikumar,
1999
Theni
Schefflera racemosa (Wight) Harms Tree Western
Ghats, Evergreen Forests
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Coimbatore,
Dindigul, Nilgiri, Theni
Schefflera rostrata (Wight) Harms var. micrantha (Clarke) Mahesh Tree Western
Ghats, Evergreen Forests
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Nilgiri,
Tirunelveli
Schefflera rostrata (Wight) Harms var. rostrata Tree Western
Ghats, Evergreen Forests
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Coimbatore,
Nilgiri
Schefflera roxburghii Gamble Shrub Western
Ghats, Evergreen Forests
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Nilgiri
Schefflera stellata (Gaertn.) Harms Shrub Western
Ghats& East Ghats, Moist Deciduous Forests
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Coimbatore,
Dharmapuri, Dindigul, Erode, Kanniya kumari, Namakkal, Nilgiri, Salem, Theni,
Tirunelveli, Tiruvanna malai, Vellore, Viluppuram, Virudhu nagar
Schefflera venulosa (Wgith & Arn.) Harms
var. obliquinervia Gamble is a synonym of Schefflera venulosa (Wight & Arn.) Harms
Shrub Western
Ghats, Evergreen Forests
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1984
Coimbatore
Schefflera venulosa (Wgith & Arn.) Harms
var. venulosa
Shrub Western
Ghats, Evergreen Forests
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Nilgiri,
Theni, Tirunelveli
Schefflera wallichiana (Wight & Arn.)
Harms 
Shrub Western
Ghats, Evergreen Forests
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983; Gamble , 1957
Coimbatore,
Nilgiri, Theni, Tirunelveli

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Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name
Schefflera actinophylla Brassaia actinophylla Araliaceae Octopus Tree
Schefflera elliptica Sciadophyllum ellipticum, Hedera venosa, Araliaceae Elliptic-Leaved Schefflera
Schefflera venulosa Paratropia venulosa, Heptapleurum venulosum Araliaceae Schefflera Vine

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From Biotik:
Schefflera capitata (Wt. & Arn.) Harms
Schefflera racemosa Harms
Schefflera rostrata (Wt.) Harms
Schefflera stellata (Gaertn.) Harms
Schefflera wallichiana (Wt. & Arn.) Harms


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1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants edited by Kerry Scott Walter, Harriet J. Gillett-
Schefflera bourdillonii Gamble- Indeterminate- Kerala

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Flora of Eastern Ghats: Hill Ranges of South East India, Volume 3 By T. Pullaiah, K. Sri Ramamurthy (2007)- Details with keys
Schefflera clarkiana Craib.(? Schefflera clarkeana Craib)

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Floriculture in India By Gurcharan Singh Randhawa, Amitabha Mukhopadhyay (1986)- Details-
Brassaia actinophylla Endl. is a synonym of Schefflera actinophylla (Endl.) Harms

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An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995)- Details-
Schefflera stellata (Gaertn.) Harms

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Flora of Eastern Karnataka, Volume 1 By N. P. Singh  (1988)- Details-
Schefflera roxburghii Gamble
Schefflera stellata (Gaertn.) Harms


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Schefflera (‎Araliaceae) : 6 posts by 3 authors.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Schefflera (Araliaceae)

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.


I have added list of Indian species based on Karthikeyan (2009).


Thanks a lot, …, Following are missing from it:
Schefflera venulosa (Wight & Arn.) Harms (FON & Flora of Tamilnadu & other references) 
Missing (may be due to being cultivated)
Schefflera actinophylla

From Bangladesh
1. S. bengalensis
2. S. elliptica


S. bengalensis Gamble is considered as synonym of S. elliptica (Blume) Harms in this work.
S. khasiana (C.B.Clarke) R. Vig. is considered as synonym of S. wallichiana (Wight & Arn.) Harms
S. venulosa (Wight & Arn.) Harms is considered as synonym of S. elliptica (Blume) Harms in this work
S. actinophylla is not mentioned in this work 

Thanks, … It’s simply great. Any other feedback (particularly from experts, as it has now complicated the issues) in this regard is most welcome.

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Schefflera page (‎‎Araliaceae) with images of species in efloraofindia
: 1 post by 1 author.
Pl. go through Schefflera page (‎‎Araliaceae) with images of species in efloraofindia (done by Bhagyashri ji).
If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know.
If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), it will be really nice. Also, if anybody is interested to take up the activity of inserting images on efloraofindia pages from efloraofindia posts, pl. let us know.


 

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