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Polyscias guilfoylei & Polyscias fruticosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Araliaceae
Subfamily: Aralioideae
Genus: Polyscias
J.R.Forst. & G.Forst.

116, see text


Polyscias is a genus of flowering plants in the family Araliaceae. They bear pinnately compound leaves.[1]

In 2003, a Checklist and nomenclator was published for Araliaceae.[2] In this work, 116 species were listed for Polyscias. The species list in this article consists of those species plus the unpublished species Polyscias nothisii Lowry. The latter is one of about 10 species from New Caledonia that will be described in a forthcoming paper.

Species include:


  1. ^ Lowry, P.P.; Plunkett, G.M. (2010). "Recircumscription of Polyscias (Araliaceae) to include six related genera, with a new infrageneric classification and a synopsis of species". Plant Diversity and Evolution 128 (1-2): 55–84. doi:10.1127/1869-6155/2010/0128-0003. 
  2. ^ David G. Frodin and Rafaël Govaerts. 2003. World Checklist and Bibliography of Araliaceae. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. ISBN 978-1-84246-048-1. (See External links below).

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Polyscias at Wikimedia Commons