|Pittosporum tobira (Thunb.) Ait.|
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.
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Author: Frédéric Tournay
Ethnobotanical aspects of Pittosporum tobira by Plants for a future database
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