Dizygotheca elegantissima (False aralia) Dizygotheca (di-zi-go-thee-ka) from the Greek meaning, ‘twice yoked’ refers to the flower’s anthers having 4 lobes — twice the normal number; elegantissima (ay-le-gan-tis-ima), meaning ‘most elegant,’ refers to the plant’s graceful appearance. This narrow upright aralia produces few lateral branches; pots contain multiple single-stemmed plants with palmately compound foliage. Newly emerging leaves…
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