Schefflera wallichiana (Wight & Arn.) Harms, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 3(8): 38 1894. (syn: Aralia wallichiana (Wight & Arn.) D.Dietr.; Heptapleurum wallichianum (Wight & Arn.) Seem.; Paratropia wallichiana Wight & Arn.);

E Himalaya, NE & S India as per BSI Flora of India checklist ; 


Trees; upto 12 m; bark 5-8 mm thick, surface grey, rough; branchlets 2 cm thick. Leaves digitately, compound, alternate, stipulate;. stipules adnate within the petiole, 1.5 cm broad, hyaline; rachis 17-37 cm long, stout, cylindric, glabrous, sheathing at base; petiolule 4-6.5 cm long, whorled, stout; leaflets 5-8, 14-24 x 5-8 cm, oblong or ovate, base subcordate, truncate or round; apex obtusely acuminate or acute; margin entire, coriaceous, glabrous; lateral nerves 10-21 pairs, very slender, nearly horizontal; intercostae obscure. Flowers bisexual, pale green, 6-8 mm across, 12-20 together in umbels on elongate racemes arranged in panicles on short axis; pedicel 7 mm long; calyx truncate; petals 5, valvate, cohering in a cap which is raised by stamens; stamens 5; ovary inferior, syncarpus, cells as many as petals; style absent; stigma sessile. Fruit a berry, 5-6 mm across, globose, 5 angled, crowned with disc; pyrenes 5, 1-seeded.

Flowering and fruiting: April-May
Evergreen forests
South India and Sri Lanka
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)

India: Assam, Meghalaya, Tamil Nadu
(Attributions- Dr. Chandra Barooah & Iftikher Ahmed (2014) Assam Science Technology and Environment Council from India Biodiversity Portal)



 

Northeast Tour 2017::Small tree for id from Cherrapunji : 11 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)

This small tree was not accessible to get close up pics, was photographed in June 2017 from Cherrapunji, I think this belongs to Araliaceae..
Your inputs please.. 


It definitely is Araliaceae. But as of now am uncertain about its correct identity. 


Pl. check at 

I am tempted to go with S. wallichiana. Kindly check the attached literature photos
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As I could not record close pics, exact identification is not easy. I can only say, this does not look like Schefflera venulosa to me..and I cannot see the pics/references by … in support of S. wallichiana, it will be good if they are shared again..


I will also like to go with … for Schefflera wallichiana as per the following:

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