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What am I? Tropical house plant, "umbrella tree"

 
C Jones
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Hi all! I'm trying to find out what in the world this plant is called. We always called it either umbrella tree or umbrella plant (Don't remember for sure which)  while I was growing up. 
Mom always kept one or several, and it seems like they reproduced quite a bit and she was always giving them away. (Even with all the changes there over the years, there still a good one in the dining room. It just wouldn't be the same without one!)
A little bit of web searching in Wikipedia hasn't turned me up anything under either of those names, so I thought I'd turn to the helpful folks here!
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maybe  a dieffenbachia?  some images here most look bushier but some seem to be tall like yours and have similar leaves.

The name popped into my head when I saw your picture, not sure why as I don't have one
 
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Judith Browning wrote:maybe  a dieffenbachia?  some images here most look bushier but some seem to be tall like yours and have similar leaves.

The name popped into my head when I saw your picture, not sure why as I don't have one


Thanks a lot Judith !  I think you're probably exactly right. Some of those pictures look just like it. Even the warnings I found about it being poisoned this ring a bell. (Which of course prompted my brother to eat a small bit of leaf one timeā€¦)
 
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