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infestation (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
habit (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
habit in fruit (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
compound leaves (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of leaf with several leaflets spreading from the same point (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
flower clusters (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of flowers (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
immature fruit (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
clusters of mature fruit (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of mature fruit (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
young plant (Photo: Forest and Kim Starr, USGS)
a cultivar of this species with variegated leaves (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
Schefflera arboricola (Hayata) Merr.
dwarf umbrella tree, dwarf schefflera, Hawaiian elf, Hawaiian elf schefflera, miniature schefflera, miniature umbrella tree
Native to eastern Asia (i.e. China and Taiwan).
Occasionally naturalised in south-eastern and northern Queensland, and possibly naturalised in the coastal districts of northern New South Wales.
Also naturalised oversea in Hawaii.
Dwarf umbrella tree (Schefflera arboricola) is a minor or potential environmental weed in Queensland and north-eastern New South Wales.
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