Scientific Name:
Pittosporum anomalum Laing & Gourlay, Trans. Roy. Soc. New Zealand 65: 55 (1935)

Divaricating shrub up to c. 1 m. tall; branchlets slender, flexuous, interlacing, ± tomentose. Juvenile lvs linear to narrow-oblong, irregularly dentate-serrate to pinnatifid, c. 1 cm. × 2 mm. Adult lvs aromatic, alt. or in alt. fascicles on arrested branchlets, 5–15 × 3 mm., linear, pinnatifid, mixed with lvs 5–10 mm. long, linear, lobed as in juveniles, and with others c. 5 mm. long, entire. Fls terminal on arrested branchlets or sts axillary. Sepals c. 1·5 mm. long, lanceolate-oblong; petals ciliolate, c. 3 mm. long, erose, yellowish with reddish margins. Capsules c. 5 mm. long, ovoid, 2-valved, valves submembr. Seeds 1–4, not immersed in viscid fluid, covered by papery membrane (endocarp).

[From:  Allan (1961) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 1.]

Indigenous (Endemic)

Flowering: Sep.–Nov.; Fruiting: Mar.–Apr.

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]
Laing, R.M.; Gourlay, H. W. 1935: The small-leaved species of the genus Pittosporum occurring in New Zealand, with descriptions of new forms. Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand 65: 44–62.