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Common (vernacular) names applied to California vascular plants

compiled by Elizabeth Painter

up to date as of May 1, 2016

Common names (also referred to as vernacular names) are applied differently at different times and places by different users. This list is compiled from many sources and is intended to be as comprehensive as possible. It is not intended to indicate which common name is correct or preferred. Please send comments about this page to Elizabeth Painter (

TaxonPittosporum undulatum
Family common name(s)pittosporum
Genus common name(s)pittosporum
Species common name(s)sweet pittosporum; sweet-scented pittosporum; orange pittosporum; orange-berry pittosporum; orange berry pittosporum; Australian pittosporum; Australian cheesewood; Australian daphne; Victorian box; Victorian laurel
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxacheesewood, butterbush, mock-orange, mock orange, mockorange, box, boxwood, New Zealand daphne, wild coffee, wild-coffee are applied to taxa in multiple families
NotesVictorian is a proper name, so upper case preferable
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