umbrella tree

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umbrella tree (plural umbrella trees)

  1. Magnolia tripetala, the umbrella magnolia.
  2. Musanga cecropioides, the African corkwood.
  3. Polyscias murrayi, an Australian rainforest tree.
  4. Schefflera actinophylla, the octopus tree.
  5. Terminalia catappa, the Indian almond.
  6. Vachellia tortilis, the umbrella thorn.
    • 1998, Stuart A. Altmann, “Dietary Diversity”, in Foraging for Survival: Yearling Baboons in Africa, Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, →ISBN, page 76:
      Virtually all the trees in the home range of the baboons are acacias of just two species: the fever tree, Acacia xanthophloea (18.4% of feeding bouts), and, on somewhat higher, drier ground, the umbrella tree, A. tortilis (5.0%).