3252.000 Pittosporum Banks ex Soland.

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs. Leaves undulate. Inflorescences terminal and/or axillary. Flowers actinomorphic, hypogynous, functionally unisexual, sweetly-scented; male with long filaments, fertile anthers and slender sterile ovary; female with short filaments, reduced sterile anthers and stout fertile ovary.

Derivation of name: from Greek: pitta meaning resin, spora meaning seed, referring to the resinous seeds.

Worldwide: 150 species in tropical and South Africa, New Zealand and Pacific.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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viridiflorum Sims var. viridiflorum N,W,CNw,Cb,Lp,CDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Pittosporum:

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Flora of Botswana: Pittosporum
Flora of Malawi: Pittosporum
Flora of Mozambique: Pittosporum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Pittosporum
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Pittosporum

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Pittosporum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Pittosporum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Pittosporum
Wikipedia: Pittosporum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pittosporum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pittosporum

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Pittosporum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=648, retrieved 18 August 2022

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