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.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

Pittosporum viridiflorum var. viridiflorum

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
viridiflorum Sims var. viridiflorum Z,MSDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Pittosporum:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Pittosporum.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=648, retrieved 31 March 2023

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