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Pittosporaceae
PITTOSPORUM FAMILY


Pittosporaceae
Habit: 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.
Genera In Family: 9 genera, +- 200 species: warm temperate, tropics, Old World, especially Australia, New Zealand, eastern Asia; some ornamental, especially Pittosporum. Note: Sollya moved to Billardiera.
Jepson eFlora Author: Alan T. Whittemore & Elizabeth McClintock
Reference: Chandler et al. 2007 Aust Syst Bot 20:390--40
Scientific Editor: Douglas H. Goldman, Bruce G. Baldwin.
Index of California Plant Names (ICPN; linked via the Jepson Online Interchange)
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Citation for this treatment: Alan T. Whittemore & Elizabeth McClintock 2012, Pittosporaceae, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, /eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=219, accessed on March 29, 2020.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2020, Jepson eFlora, https://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on March 29, 2020.