an ornamental plant (Brassaia actinophylla) of the ginseng family, with glossy, palmately arranged leaflets growing in an umbrellalike formation
Origin of scheffleraModL, after J. C. Scheffler, 19th-c. German botanist
Any of various evergreen shrubs or small trees of the genus Schefflera, having palmately compound leaves. Several species are cultivated as houseplants. Also called umbrella tree.
Origin of scheffleraNew Latin Schefflera, genus name, after Jacob Christoph Scheffler, (1698–1742), German botanist and physician.