Key to Tasmanian Dicots
1. *Hedera helix inflorescence
2. *Hedera helix (ivy)
3. Pseudopanax gunnii

* introduced species

The Araliaceae (the ginseng family) are a medium sized, mostly tropical family related to the Apiaceae. The family are mostly shrubs or trees, and, like Apiaceae, have small flowers in umbels. The leaves are often pinnately lobed or pinnate. Tasmania has two native and one introduced species in this family (not counting a number of cultivated species). Ivy (Hedera helix) is a reasonably common naturalised woody climber. Polyscias sambucifolia is a rare native wet forest shrub near the east coast. This has highly variable leaves that can be irregularly pinnate, bipinnate or even tripinnate. Pseudopanax gunnii is a wet forest shrub species of south-western Tasmania, with palmate or palmately lobed leaves.  
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