Subordinate Taxa
Scientific Name:
Pittosporaceae R.Br.

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.]

Number of species in New Zealand within Pittosporaceae R.Br.
Indigenous (Endemic)25
Indigenous (Non-endemic)1
Exotic: Fully Naturalised1
Exotic: Casual1
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