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This text currently parallels The Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California, Second Edition that is now available at the University of California Press.
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Tree, shrub, woody vine, generally evergreen.
Leaf: simple, alternate, occasionally ± at branch tips, often leathery, generally entire, petioled.
Inflorescence: panicle, cluster, or flowers 1.
Flower: generally bisexual, radial; sepals 5, free or ± fused at base; petals 5, free, erect or spreading, base generally ± adherent into tube; stamens 5; ovary superior, chambers generally 2–3, style 1, stigma generally spheric.
Fruit: capsule, berry.
Seed: several, often in pulp.
9 genera, ± 200 species: warm temperate, tropics, Old World, especially Australia, New Zealand, e Asia; some ornamental, especially Pittosporum. [Chandler et al. 2007 Aust Syst Bot 20:390–40] Sollya moved to Billardiera. —Scientific Editors: Douglas H. Goldman, Bruce G. Baldwin.
1. Vine or climbing shrub; petals blue; fruit a berry ..... BILLARDIERA
1' Tree or shrub; petals white or dark red to purple-black; fruit a woody capsule ..... PITTOSPORUM
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