Stoloniferous shrub to 6 m or so tall with thin stems and a white fluffy felt on flower clusters and young parts. Leaves to 40 cm or so wide, divided palmately into 5-11 toothed lobes, the central 3-5 further divided. Flower clusters to 1m or more long, rising above the stems; autumn. Flowers white. Fruit green.
The name is often spelt T. papyriferus.
Naturalised in a few areas of coastal NSW through the invasive stolons.
The white stem pith is used as a source of rice-paper, especially in China.
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.