Pittosporum brevicalyx (Oliv.) Gagnep.
Pittosporum pauciflorum Hook. & Arn. var. brevicalyx Oliv.
Pittosporaceae
Pittosporum brevicalyx (28737 octets)
Evergreen rounded tall shrub 4-5 m high. Leaves oblanceolate to obovate, 6-20 cm long, 2-6 cm wide, dark glossy green above, paler beneath, glabrous when mature. Apex obtuse to acuminate. Lamina tapered at base, margin entire to slightly undulate. Inflorescences in loose terminal corymbs in April-May. Each flowers with a very pleasant scent, yellow, about 8 mm long with five reflexed lobes. The fruit is an ovoid yellow capsule, two-valved. Seeds red, sticky. Seems to be relatively hardy even in cold areas.

Home: Central to South China

Other views: Flowers, Flowers, Foliage, Leaves

Cultivated: France

Author: Frédéric Tournay

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