Schefflera hypoleuca (Kurz) Harms, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 3(8): 38 1894. (Syn: Heptapleurum hypoleucum Kurz);

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


Manipur identifications 2: This was a Schefflera sp. between Imphal and Ukhrul. Any ideas, or perhaps a list of species native to Manipur?

This is Araliaceae but not Schefflera. This could be an Aralia sp.

I am 100% sure it is a Schefflera … I have seen a virtually identical species in Vietnam and a very similar species (in leaf) in China, for example. Google Schefflera delavayi to see a similar leaf shape. 
We found 4 species of Schefflera in Manipur, one of them being S. rhododendrifolia, but the others remain a mystery.
It is definitely not an Aralia sp., many species of which I have grown and many more I’ve seen wild. A very different leaf morphology.
Are there no species lists for certain Indian States? I see Flora of Manipur online has been started, but has a long way to go… According to that, these Schefflera are not endemic to Manipur alone, so should be known from other States.

I also feel that it is Arelia, not Schefflera.

Please check Brassaiopsis of Araliaceae.

Schefflera hypoleuca (Kurz) Harms = Heptapleurum hypoleucum Kurz.
Young plants show this feature.

Obviously a variable species across its range, but I am convinced. Many thanks …



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Kindly request you to identify with scientific name. This photo has been taken in East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.

Was this a small tree? Can’t make out the leaves completely.  Looks like an Araliaceae member. Trevesia sp??

Are there some other photos of this plant?

Thank you for the information. I don’t have any other photos of this plant.

In my opinion this appears to be an Araliaceae member. 
Likely to be either Brassiopsis sp or something close by.

I think close to images at Schefflera hypoleuca (Kurz) Harms 

Yes, I agree.  


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