Scientific Name:
Pittosporum crassicaule Laing & Gourlay, Trans. Roy. Soc. New Zealand 65: 50 (1935)

Shrub, ± virgate, up to 4 m. tall; branchlets rigid, divaricate, pilose when young. Lvs of juveniles lobed to pinnatifid or bipinnatifid, 3–15 mm. long, ± lanceolate to oblong in outline. Lvs of adults 5–7 mm. long, elliptic-oblong, entire to subentire, mostly fascicled on short arrested branchlets. Fls terminal, solitary or in fascicles of 2–3, on short arrested branchlets. Sepals ovate-oblong, ciliate, 1–2 mm. long; petals very dark red, c. 5 mm. long, linear-oblong. Capsules subglobose, 5–7 mm. diam., valves granulate; seeds 1–6.

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

Indigenous (Endemic)

Fruiting: Oct.–Dec.

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.