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|Family: Pittosporaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Pittosporum||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Pittosporum undulatum Vent.
Habit: Tree. Stem: < 15 m; twigs glabrous or sparsely hairy. Leaf: 7--15 cm, oblong or lance-elliptic, thin, glabrous, margin +- wavy, tip acuminate; petiole 5--25 mm. Inflorescence: umbel-like cluster, terminal. Flower: fragrant; petals 10--15 mm, white. Fruit: 10--15 mm, +- round, glabrous, 2-valved. Seed: +- red.
Ecology: Uncommon but aggressively spreading. Disturbed areas, coastal scrub; Elevation: < 200 m. Bioregional Distribution: CCo, SCo, s ChI; Distribution Outside California: native to southeastern Australia. Flowering Time: Nov--Jun
Unabridged Note: A decline in sp. richness, cover of native herbaceous pls, shrubs documented from communities invaded by this taxon in Australia, according to Rejmanek (2012 Cal-IPC News 20(4):in press), so that its establishment in California is a serious threat to native coastal scrub in the state.
eFlora Treatment Author: Alan T. Whittemore & Elizabeth McClintock
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Pittosporum tobira
Next taxon: Plantaginaceae
Citation for this treatment: Alan T. Whittemore & Elizabeth McClintock 2016. Pittosporum undulatum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=38464, accessed on July 28, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 28, 2016.