Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Pittosporum fairchildii Cheeseman, Trans. & Proc. New Zealand Inst. 20: 147 (1887 [1888]) – as Pittosporum fairchildi
 Description

Rather compactly branched shrub up to 5 m. tall with slender spreading branchlets; bark brown. Branchlets, lvs and peduncles clad in white hairs when young, becoming glab. Lvs on petioles ± 5–6 mm. long, lamina coriac., 5–7·5 × 2–3·5 cm., obovate-cuneate to elliptic-oblong, obtuse to subacute, abruptly narrowed to apex, gradually narrowed to petiole; margins thickened. Fls terminal, solitary or in 2–4-fld umbels; pedicels slender, c. 1·5 cm. long, with scattered hairs. Sepals subulate to narrow-oblong, acute, pilose; petals oblong, obtuse, 1–1·5 cm. long, dark red. Capsules depressed-subglobose, c. 2–2.5 cm. diam., 3–4-valved, glab. when mature; valves hard, woody, furrowed or not.

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

 Biostatus
Indigenous (Endemic)
 Phenology

Flowering: Aug.–Sep.

 Bibliography
Cheeseman, T.F. 1888 ("1887"): Notes on the Three Kings Islands. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 20: 141–150.
Cooper, R.C. 1956: The Australian and New Zealand species of Pittosporum. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 43: 87–188.
de Lange, P.J.; Norton, D.A.; Courtney, S.P.; Heenan, P.B.; Barkla, J.W.; Cameron, E.K.; Hitchmough, R.; Townsend, A.J. 2009: Threatened and uncommon plants of New Zealand (2008 revision). New Zealand Journal of Botany 47: 61–96. [Naturally uncommon]
de Lange, P.J.; Norton, D.A.; Heenan, P.B.; Courtney, S.P.; Molloy, B.P.J.; Ogle, C.C.; Rance, B.D. 2004: Threatened and uncommon plants of New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany 42(1): 45–76.
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. [Naturally Uncommon]
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. [Naturally Uncommon]