Polyscias J.R. Forst. & G. Forst.
  • Char. Gen. Pl. 63, pl. 32. 1775. (29 Nov 1775)


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Polyscias J.R. Forst. & G. Forst. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000030816. Accessed on: 06 Dec 2020'

General Information

Shrubs or trees, evergreen, hermaphroditic, andromonoecious or dioecious, unarmed, often glabrous, some with sharply aromatic herbage. Leaves 1-5-pinnately compound, margins entire to crenate or serrate; stipules sometimes intrapetiolar and adnate to inside of petiole or absent. Inflorescence a terminal panicle of umbels, heads or spikes, sometimes with a terminal umbel of bisexual flowers and 1 to several lateral umbels of male flowers. Pedicel articulate below ovary. Calyx undulate or with 4 or 5(-8 or more) small lobes. Petals 4 or 5(-8 or more), valvate. Stamens as many as petals. Ovary 4 or 5(-8 or more) carpellate; styles free or rarely connate at base. Fruit a drupe, terete or laterally flattened. Seeds compressed, endosperm smooth.

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    Morphology

    Petals and stamens 5; stylopodium not well developed.

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    Fruit terete (or slightly compressed).

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    Ovary 2-locular (sometimes 5-locular in other areas); styles 2 (or 5), divergent for nearly all their length.

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    Seeds rounded or laterally compressed, ellipsoid, smooth or sometimes ribbed; endosperm non-ruminate.

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    Trees, often tall and with noticeably regular branching.

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    Calyx forming a shallow cup, subentire or shallowly 5-toothed.

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    Inflorescence paniculate, regularly compound, racemosely branched in species of our area, the ultimate divisions of racemules or umbellules.

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    Leaflets simple (or divided in species outside our area), more or less entire.

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    Leaves petiolate, pinnately compound (bipinnate outside our area), glabrous to densely tomentose with stellate (or simple) hairs.

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    Stamens 5

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    Fruit laterally compressed or practically terete

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    Seeds laterally compressed, ellipsoidal, fluted or smooth; endosperm non-ruminate.

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    Disk nearly flat, slightly convex or conically raised

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    Trees

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    Ovary bilocular or (in P. stuhlmannii) 5-locular; styles 2, connivent at base, or (in P. stuhlmannii) 5, free or nearly so

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    Inflorescences paniculate, glabrous to densely tomentose, sometimes branching in a very orderly racemose manner (species 1–3); ultimate branches (pedicels) arranged in racemules or umbellules; pedicels (except in P. stuhlmannii var. inarticulata) articulate just below the flower

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    Stipules present or absent

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    Leaflets simple with margin generally either entire or nearly so, or sometimes pinnately compound or pinnatisect

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    Leaves petiolate, more than once pinnately compound or pari- or imparipinnate, glabrous or pubescent with simple or stellate hairs

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    Petals 5

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    Flowers with calyx-margin repando-5-dentate to subentire

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    Arbres'ou arbustes.'Feuilles'alternes, imparipennées, stipulées ou non.'Inflorescences'en panicules (racèmes de racémules) ou en racèmes d'ombellules ou de glomérules.'Fleurs'bisexuées, articulées sur le pédicelle; calice très court, entier ou à peine 5-lobé; pétales 5-15, valvaires, libres; étamines 5-15, alternipétales; disque plat ou faiblement conique; ovaire 2-8-loculaire; styles 2-8, libres ou soudés à la base.'Fruits'comprimés latéralement ou subglobuleux.'Graines à albumen lisse.\n\t\t\t\tGenre paléotropical, comprenant environ 75 espèces dont 37 à Madagascar, 1 à São Tomé et 9 en Afrique continentale. Pour la Flore : 2 espèces.

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    Included Species

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    Araliaceae
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    Flore d'Afrique Centrale
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    Plants Of the World Online Portal - FTEA
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    Flora Of CHina @ efloras.org
    http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2
    'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
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    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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