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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.
Key to Pittosporaceae
Tree, shrub.Key to Pittosporum
Leaf: tip acute or rounded.
Inflorescence: panicle, umbel-like cluster, or flowers 1, terminal or axillary.
Flower: generally functionally unisexual; petals generally adherent proximally, spreading distally; anthers free; ovary chambers 2–3.
Fruit: capsule, woody, 2–3 valved; pulp resinous.
± 150 species: warm parts of Australia, New Zealand, Pacific islands, e Asia, Africa. (Greek: pitch, seed, from resinous seed coating) Some species medicinal and poisonous; saponins in Pittosporum crassifolium.
Shrub, small tree.
Stem: < 9 m; twigs densely hairy.
Leaf: generally 4.5–7 cm, oblong to obovate, leathery, margin generally ± turned under; abaxially white, densely hairy; petiole 8–16 mm.
Inflorescence: umbel, terminal.
Flower: not fragrant; petals ± 1 cm, dark red to purple-black.
Fruit: 1.5–3 cm, spheric or ovoid, dense-hairy, generally 3-valved.
Uncommon. Disturbed areas; < 200 m. Central Coast;
Previous taxon: Pittosporum
Next taxon: Pittosporum tenuifolium
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