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