Posted by Nan on August 05, 2003 at 14:56:13:
In Reply to: Re: Plant Indentification posted by Michael on July 14, 2003 at 14:44:35:
There's definitely no such plant by the name 'Euphorbia Scheffelera'!
Euphorbias are from the family Euphorbiaceae, and Scheffleras are from the family Araliaceae:...they're not even remotely related.
If you pull off a leaf and the stem/leaf 'bleeds' white sap, then it may be a euphorbia, but as the other poster mentioned....that sap is poisonous and may cause skin irritation. It will most definitely cause eye irritation so be certain to wash your hands and not to get it near your eyes!
It could also be a Pachira....does it have a stout trunk at the base of the plant? (No white sap in this one)
It's hard to say, as your pictures are a bit dark....it could easily be a euphorbia, but in the photos it also resembles pachira, ficus and even plumeria!
Can you get a close-up of a leaf, and of the base of the plant and the bark of the stem?
: It's not quite an umbrella tree. Small fuzzy type leaves, on the end of branches as apposed to the leaf being grown away from the branch by a stem. I will try posting a pick with this reply. Refer to the unknown plant #1
: : Euphorbia is the Family name for the Genus Scheffelera, or Umbrella Plant.
: : BEWARE, it's poisonous to your pets and children
: : Rob