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|Family: Pittosporaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Pittosporum||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Pittosporum tenuifolium Gaertn.
Habit: Tree. Stem: < 8 m; twigs sparse-hairy. Leaf: generally 3--6 cm, oblong to oblong-ovate, thin, margin +- wavy, abaxially subglabrous; petiole 3--10 mm. Inflorescence: umbels or flowers 1, terminal or axillary. Flower: not fragrant; petals +- 12 mm, dark red to purple-black. Fruit: 10--12 mm, +- spheric, hairy, 2-valved. Seed: black.
Ecology: Uncommon waif. Disturbed urban areas; Elevation: < 200 m. Bioregional Distribution: CCo; Distribution Outside California: native to New Zealand. Flowering Time: Dec--May
eFlora Treatment Author: Alan T. Whittemore & Elizabeth McClintock
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Pittosporum crassifolium
Next taxon: Pittosporum tobira
Citation for this treatment: Alan T. Whittemore & Elizabeth McClintock 2016. Pittosporum tenuifolium, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=74634, accessed on September 27, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on September 27, 2016.