Fatsia japonica (Thunb.) Decne. & Planch., Rev. Hort. IV, 3: 105 1854. (syn: Aralia japonica Thunb.; Aralia sieboldii K.Koch; Dimorphanthus japonicus (Thunb.) Endl.; Echinopanax japonicus (Thunb.) Kuntze; Fatsia japonica var. liukiuensis Hatus. ex H.Ohba; Fatsia japonica var. lobulata Makino);
Fatsia japonica (fatsi or Japanese aralia; syn. Aralia japonica Thunb., A. sieboldii Hort. ex K.Koch) is a species of flowering plant in the family Araliaceae, native to southern Japan and South Korea.
It is an evergreen shrub growing to 3–6 m (9.8–19.7 ft) tall, with stout, sparsely branched stems. The leaves are spirally-arranged, large, 20–50 cm (7.9–19.7 in) in width and on a petiole up to 50 cm (20 in) long, leathery, palmately lobed, with 7–9 broad lobes, divided to half or two-thirds of the way to the base of the leaf; the lobes are edged with coarse, blunt teeth. The flowers are small, white, borne in dense terminal compound umbels in late autumn or early winter, followed by small black fruit.
It is commonly grown as an ornamental plant in warm temperate regions where winters do not fall below about -15°C. F. japonica have been shown to effectively remove gaseous formaldehyde from indoor air.
The sap, which is sticky and resinous, can cause contact dermatitis in sensitive people.
(From Wikipedia on 6.4.15)
Fatsia japonica (Thunb.) Decne. & Planch,
Ornamental shrub with unbranched cylindric stem, garden escape from Coorg, hill station Karnataka
Garden Plant for ID : Atlanta, Georgia : 28JAN19 : AK-67 : 9 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
A cultivated garden plant.
No flowers when the picture was taken.
Could be Hellebore Species?
May be Fatsia japonica
Thanks for the suggested id and correcting me.
didn’t you just have one acouple of days ago. same thing. only crowded space and squooshed leaves
These leaves looked different to me, as also the plant was seen in another location, that’s why I posted.
Noted. but its the same thing
Thanks a lot. I take this plant as Fatsia japonica.
yes and ok
Garden Plant for ID : Atlanta, Georgia : 24JAN19 : AK-53 : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
A garden plant seen in my friend’s garden in Atlanta.
To me, it looks like Japanese Aralia, Fatsia japonica.
Experts kindly validate.
yes. not only the large glossy leaves and its growth habit, the tightly closed flower bud clinches it for me. your idea is correct
Leaves look different from images at
agree … but revisiting … pictures. they seem to be ubnder duress??? dry climate may be??? and he does not have pic of full face of the leaves and no pics of flowers etc. where as Aarti’s pictures show all typical features
On further checking (including flower buds) as per the following, I agree with you:
Garden Plant for ID : Atlanta Botanical Garden : Atlanta : 21JUN20 : AK-30 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Seen in the garden during my visit in October, 2018.
With variegated leaves.
Not Carica. Could be Fatsia Species.
May be Fatsia japonica ‘Variegata’ as per
Thanks … I think you are right.
SK405 05MAR-2017:ID : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7)
Location: Shanghai, China
Altitude: 100 -200 ft.
Date: 29 October 2014
Are there two different sets here?
I guess same plant !
Brassaiopsis sp. ??
Fatsia japonica (Thunb.) Decne. & Planch. !