Schefflera elliptica (Blume) Harms
Harms, H.A.T. (1894) Engl. & Prantl, Naturl. Pflanzenfam. 8: 39.
Galamai-Amo; Climbing Umbrella Plant; Climbing Umbrella Tree
Vine stem diameters to 9 cm recorded. Blaze odour conspicuous, rather spicy.
Cotyledons about 14-17 x 10-12 mm. First and second leaves simple, margins toothed. Subsequent leaves compound, the third leaf with two leaflets and the fourth leaf with three to five leaflets. Petioles clasping the stem. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves digitate with six unequal sized stalked leaflets. Compound leaf petiole bases clasping the stem. Seedling parts produce a clear exudate when cut or broken and the exudate emits an odour like that of celery (Apium graveolens) Crushed roots also emit an odour like that of celery. Seed germination time 17 days.
This plant has medicinal uses in the Andaman Islands in the treatment of toothache.