Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Pittosporum divaricatum Cockayne, Trans. New Zealand Inst. 47: 111 (1914 [1915])
 Description
Shrub up to 2 m. tall, with densely divaricating, rigid, entangled branchlets, glab. or nearly so. Lvs of juveniles narrow-lanceolate to obovate in outline, up to 2 cm. long, us. less, irregularly pinnatifid to bipinnatifid or dentate. Lvs of adults (sts mixed with lvs of juvenile form) obovate to elliptic in outline, dimorphic (a) entire to subentire, (b) shallowly to deeply lobed or toothed. Fls solitary, terminal on short arrested branchlets and subtended by fascicles of lvs, or strictly terminal on long branchlets. Sepals ovate to ovate-oblong, up to 2 mm. long, ciliate; petals linear-spathulate, c. 5 mm. long, very dark red. Capsules subglobose, subcompressed to ovoid, 5–8 mm. diam., pilose when young; valves granulate; seeds 2–6.
[From: Allan (1961) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 1.]
 Biostatus
Indigenous (Endemic)
 Phenology
Fruiting: Nov.–Jan.
 Bibliography
Cockayne, L. 1915: Some New Species of New Zealand Flowering-plants. Transactions of the New Zealand Institute 47: 111–118.
de Lange, P.J.; Rolfe, J.R.; Barkla J.W.; Courtney, S.P.; Champion, P.D.; Perrie, L.R.; Beadel, S.N.; Ford, K.A.; Breitwieser, I.; Schönberger, I.; Hindmarsh-Walls, R.; Heenan, P.B.; Ladley, K. 2018: Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2017. New Zealand Threat Classification Series No. 22. [Not Threatened]
de Lange, P.J.; Rolfe, J.R.; Champion, P.D.; Courtney, S.P.; Heenan, P.B.; Barkla, J.W.; Cameron, E.K.; Norton, D.A.; Hitchmough, R.A. 2013: Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2012. New Zealand Threat Classification Series 3. Department of Conservation, Wellington. [Not Threatened]