Fatsia japonica (Thunb.) Decne.

Japanese Fatsia

Shrub to 5 m or more tall, the stems with conspicuous moon-shaped leaf scars. Leaves to 40 cm wide, divided into 7-9(11) lobes that are cut deeper than the middle, glossy above. Flower clusters whitish; autumn. Ovary with 5 chambers. Fruits black when mature, 8-9 mm wide.


Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Araliaceae. In: Spencer, R.. 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.

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Fatsia japonica 'Variegata'

Leaf lobes white at the tips.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Apiales
family       Araliaceae
genus        Fatsia Decne. & Planch.