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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, eastern 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
Woody vine or climbing shrub; twigs slender, twining. Inflorescence: cyme, terminal or axillary, few-flowered; flowers rarely 1. Flower: petals free, spreading, blue; anthers adherent into cone around style [free]; ovary chambers 2. Fruit: berry; pulp sticky. Seed: sticky.
23 species: western Australia. (Jacques Julien Houtou de Labillardière, French botanist, early student of western Australia flora, 1755–1834)
Leaf: 3–6 cm, lanceolate to oblanceolate or narrow-ovate; petiole 0–0.5 cm. Inflorescence: pendent. Flower: petals 8–10 mm, ovate; style < 5 mm. Fruit: cylindric, 1.3–2 cm, ± black.
Uncommon. Disturbed areas; < 200 m. Central Coast, South Coast; native to western Australia. [Sollya heterophylla Lindl.] Some in cultivation with white petals. California reports of Sollya fusiformis (Labill.) Briq. based on misidentified Billardiera heterophylla. Apr–Nov [Online Interchange]
Previous taxon: Billardiera
Next taxon: Pittosporum
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2013. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on Jul 27 2014
Citation for this treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] 2013. Billardiera, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=88907, accessed on Jul 27 2014
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