From the Japanese yatsude, sounding like fatsi.
Evergreen shrubs or small trees with foliage crowded towards the branch tips. Leaves large, thick and leathery, divided palmately into 7-11 lobes. Flower clusters terminal, rising above the leaves. Flowers unisexual or bisexual. Petals 5, free, edge to edge in bud. Stamens 5. Ovary of 3-10 chambers. Fruit a 3-10-seeded black drupe with persistent styles.
Grown for the bold shiny tropical foliage, often as a container plant.
Seed, cuttings and root cuttings.
Large, palmately divided, shiny leaves.
3 species from E Asia.
Source: (2002). Araliaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.