Schefflera digitata   patete

Life Form:

Flowers Seeds Dispersal:
Tiny flowers and large purple berries in winter. The clusters of small white to red berries are an important food source for birds and appear on individual trees for a short time somewhere between February and July

Schefflera digitata is a common small tree in Hamilton gullies, preferring damp shady places well protected from wind. Particularly tall specimens may grow to 7-8 meters. Despite preferring damp shady places the roots of patete do not tolerate flooding. Some juvenile leaves have distinctively lobed leaves