Schefflera capitata (Wight & Arn.) Harms, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 3(8): 36 1894. (syn: Brassaia capitata (Wight & Arn.) C.B.Clarke; Heptapleurum capitatum (Wight & Arn.) Seem.; Paratropia capitata Wight & Arn.);
S. India as per POWO;
Low much-branched trees. Leaves alternate, palmately compound; leaflets seven, their stalks 2 inches; ca 15 x 5 cm, coriaceous, glossy on the upper side, dull and light green on lower side; midrib very stout, brown; lateral neves slender, prominent on the upper side, the smaller reticulations distinct on the lower sides; leaf-base sheathing with a triangular intra-petiolar stipule, covering the axillary bud; petiole to 15 cm long. Inflorescens a terminal panicle up to 35 cm long, dark purple. Flowers in dense sessile heads of 6 or 7, at the ends of the stout branches of the panicle; heads 1.5-2.5 cm wide, of about ten flowers. Bracts concave, tomentose. Petals 6, valvate. Stamens longer than the petals abruptly bent inwards just below the anther; anther opening inwards. Ovary bluntly conical, continuous with the disc at the base; 6-celled, ovules one in each cell; styles fused in to a column. Fruits drupaceous, sub globose, 6-angled.
161-TSP-ID-04FEB2018-1: A tree near Chikmagalur for ID assistance. : 11 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)
Kindly examine and identify this Tree…Could this be a Schefflera sp……?
Habit: A medium sized tree.
Habitat: Wild,Evergreen forest
Sighting: Near Chikmagalur,Karnataka,about 1000 msl
Date: 24-03-2016 and 25-03-2016
Appears so. Pl. check /species/a—l/ar/araliaceae/schefflera
It looks like Schefflera roxburghii of Araliaceae; reasons- leaflets 5-7, coriaceous, apex acute, margin entire; flowers pale yellow in umbellate cymes that are on terminal branched panicles
I do not know why I am having doubts about Schefflera roxburghii after seeing the following images/ specimen: one, two, three, and four
it is definitely Schefflera, species may be different
Might be Schefflera sp.
Schefflera wallichiana (Wight & Arn.) Harms ??
Appears close to images at S. capitata (Wight & Arn.) Harms as per Biotik.