Polyscias florosa

Primary tabs

Polyscias florosa


Small tree, up to 10 m, with thick branches bearing terminal clusters of large leaves, glabres- cent. Leaves imparipinnate, multijugate, up to 2 m; Inflorescence a large glabrescent panicle; Flowers c. 6-12 in an umbellule, pedicels 3-5 mm with 2 minute bracts near the middle. Petals 5, oblong, 3 mm long. Stamens 5. Ovary turbinate, c. 2 mm long, 5-celled, disk flat, rising to the 5 central erect styles. Fruit subglobose (5-ribbed when dry), 8 by 6 mm, styles spreading and reflexed.


Albay Prov present, Asia-Tropical: Philippines (Philippines present), Luzon present, Mt Bulusan present, Mt Malinao present, Sorsogon Prov present
Malesia: Philippines (Luzon; Mt Bulusan, Sorsogon Prov. and Mt Malinao, Albay Prov.).


The leaves are very similar to those of P. nodosa, with which this species has often been confused. However the pedicelled flowers are quite distinctive.