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

MS,Jan.,2023/27 Heptapleura sp. ? for id.: 3 images.
Location : Reiek tlâng, Mizoram

Altitude : 1,320 m.
Date : 19-01-2023
Habit : Medium-sized tree ?
Habitat : Wild

I feel it may be Schefflera hypoleuca as per keys in your book as attached and as per GBIF specimens (onetwothree) and Flora of China description.
Pl. confirm or otherwise.

Also post high res. images.

2 very high res. images.

Yes, appears to be Schefflera hypoleuca

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 …


Request for identification-D2 : 9 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1) – 2 MB.
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.


MS,Feb.,2023/06 Heptapleurum sp. ? for id.: 2 images.
Location : Ailawng, Mizoram

Altitude : ca.1,350 m.
Date : 14-02-2023
Habit : Small to medium-sized tree
Habitat : Wild

I feel it may be Schefflera hypoleuca as per keys in your book as attached and as per GBIF specimens (onetwothree).


MS, April, 2023/15 Araliaceae for id: 4 images.
Location : Reiek tlâng, Mizoram

Altitude : ca.1,400 m
Date : 08-04-2023
Habit : Small tree armed with small prickles
Habitat : Wild

Brassaiopsis glomerulata (Blume) Regel ??

Looks different from

I feel it may be Schefflera hypoleuca as per GBIF specimens (onetwo and three) and