Pittosporum tobira (Thunb.) Ait.
Pittosporum tobira (33255 octets)
Evergreen shrub or small tree. Leaves entire, glabrous, obovate, 3-10 cm long, 1.5-4 cm wide, dark glossy green above, lighter beneath. Apex rounded. Inflorescences in terminal clusters in April. Flowers very fragant, about 2-2.5 cm across, on a long and pubescent pedicel, opening creamy-white, turning yellow later. The fruit is a subglobose capsule, three-valved. Only for the mildest gardens near the sea coast.

Home: China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan

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Cultivated: France

Author: Frédéric Tournay

Ethnobotanical aspects of Pittosporum tobira by Plants for a future database

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