Classification
 Subordinate Taxa
 Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Pittosporaceae R.Br.
 Description
Evergreen trees or shrubs, sometimes climbing. Lvs alternate, opposite or subverticillate, exstipulate. Fls solitary, in cymes or panicles, 5-merous, actinomorphic, mostly ☿. Sepals free or connate towards base. Petals free, imbricate, clawed. Stamens usually free; anthers opening by pores or slits. Ovary superior, 2–5-celled; placentation axile or parietal; ovules few to numerous. Style simple. Fr. usually a loculicidal capsule, sometimes a berry. Seeds usually immersed in viscous pulp, endospermic; embryo minute.
[From: Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]
 Biostatus
Number of species in New Zealand within Pittosporaceae R.Br.
CategoryNumber
Indigenous (Endemic)25
Exotic: Fully Naturalised1
Exotic: Casual1
Total27
 Bibliography
Cronquist, A. 1988: The evolution and classification of flowering plants. The New York Botanic Gardens, New York.
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.