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|Family: Pittosporaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Pittosporum||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Pittosporum crassifolium Banks & Sol.
Habit: 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. Seed: purple-black.
Ecology: Uncommon. Disturbed areas; Elevation: < 200 m. Bioregional Distribution: CCo; Distribution Outside California: native to New Zealand. Flowering Time: Nov--May
eFlora Treatment Author: Alan T. Whittemore & Elizabeth McClintock
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Pittosporum
Next taxon: Pittosporum tenuifolium
Citation for this treatment: Alan T. Whittemore & Elizabeth McClintock 2017. Pittosporum crassifolium, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=38444, accessed on February 23, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 23, 2017.