Cutflower Nomenclature

Scientific/Botanical Name:

Genus: Tupidanthus (has also been included in genus Scheffiera)

Specie: T. calyptratus


English Name:


Common Name:

mallet flower

Botanical Family:

Name in Latin: Araliaceae

Name in English: Aralia or Ginseng Family

The Plant

Origin: Australia, New Guinea

Growth Habit: erect/climber, evergreen shrub/tree

Flower: cream/tan, compound umbel or pannicle of umbels

Blooming Period: winter-early summer

Leaf: Glossy, veined, grouped-compound : entire; oblong-lanceolate.


informal screen, large planter, shade tree - suits tropical design,

Care and Handling

Soil: loamy soil, pH 5.6-7.5

Amount of water: average

Nutrition: water soluble fertilizer

Special handling: All parts of plant are poisonous, may cause skin irritation when handling

Special feature/remarks:

shade-shadey, chill sensitive