All over floor of park and climbing up trees
large palmate leaves. erect woodsy stem covered in brittle spines.
On the margins of the Mondego River, Portugal.
Araliaceae is a family of flowering plants, also known as the Aralia family (after its type genus Aralia) or ivy family. The family includes 254 species of trees, shrubs, lianas and perennial herbaceous plants in two subfamilies. Species usually bear pinnately or palmately compound leaves, and usually have small flowers produced in large panicles.