noun Etymology: New Latin, from Jacob Christoph Scheffler died 1742 German physician Date: 1953 any of a genus (Schefflera) of chiefly tropical and subtropical shrubs and trees of the ginseng family having usually palmately compound leaves and including some (as S. actinophylla syn. Brassaia actinophylla) grown indoors and in gardens

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  • Schefflera — Strahlenaralie, hier eine Sorte von Schefflera arboricola mit weißbunten Blättern. Systematik Asteriden …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • schefflera — [shef lir′ə, shefler′ə] [ModL, after J. C. Scheffler, 19th c. Ger botanist] an ornamental plant (Brassaia actinophylla) of the ginseng family, with glossy, palmately arranged leaflets growing in an umbrellalike formation …   English World dictionary

  • Schefflera — Schefflera …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Schefflera —   Schefflera …   Wikipedia Español

  • Schefflera — ? Шеффлера Шеффлера лучелистная (Schefflera actinophylla) Индия, Хайдарабад. Научная классификация Царство: Растения …   Википедия

  • schefflera — /shef leuhr euh, shef lear euh/, n. 1. any of various tropical trees or shrubs belonging to the genus Schefflera, of the ginseng family, having glossy, palmately compound leaves and often cultivated as a houseplant. 2. a similar, related plant,… …   Universalium

  • Schefflera — ID 75899 Symbol Key SCHEF Common Name schefflera Family Araliaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity N/A US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution FL, HI, PR, VI Growth Habit N/A …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Schefflera — noun large genus of shrubby and climbing tropical plants having showy digitately compound foliage • Syn: ↑genus Schefflera • Hypernyms: ↑rosid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Araliaceae, ↑family Araliaceae, ↑ivy family …   Useful english dictionary

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