|Pittosporum brevicalyx (Oliv.) Gagnep.|
|Pittosporum pauciflorum Hook. & Arn. var. brevicalyx Oliv.|
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
Author: Frédéric Tournay
Not found! Ethnobotanical aspects of Pittosporum brevicalyx by Plants for a future database
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