A rare grand foliage plant from lower elevation in the eastern Sino-Himalaya. Allied to Schefflera, this differs in its armor of spiny prickles and whose terminal inflorescense produces black fruit. We offer this with some trepidation in fear of sparking a feeding frenzy among the Araliaceae collectors who are a particular subset of plant nerds that walk the knife edge of obsession that separates reason from Poe's " A Descent into a Maelstrom". Before you knee-jerk and click add to cart, take your meds and wait an hour. Of course this may well be sold out by then.......... A portion of the proceeds goes to support the mission of Far Reaches Botanical Conservancy.