Schefflera digitata. Patē. Seven-finger.
The leaves contain falcarindiol, which shows specific activity against skin fungi such as ringworm (Muir, Cole, Walker, 1982). Related pharmacology in Brooker, Cambie and Cooper (1987).
See Riley 1994 for information on medicinal uses of related plants elsewhere in the world.
Tradition of Maui searching for trees to put fire into (White 1887; Vol II)