|Pittosporum ralphii T. Kirk|
Evergreen shrub up to 4 m high in the wild. Leaves entire, elliptic to oblong, 3-12.5 cm long, 1.5-5 cm wide. Lamina green and glabrous above, whitish and wooly tomentose beneath (as petiole and young shoots). Base obtuse to acute. Inflorescences in terminal umbels in March. Deep purple flowers about 1 cm across, with 5 recurved petals, on a long, slender, and downy stalk. Fruit is an ovoid capsule, three-valved. Only for the mildest gardens near the sea coast.
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Author: Frédéric Tournay
Ethnobotanical aspects of Pittosporum ralphii by Plants for a future database
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