Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Pittosporum lineare Laing & Gourlay, Trans. Roy. Soc. New Zealand 65: 57 (1935)
 Description

Much-branched shrub up to 3 m. tall; branches spreading to divaricate; branchlets long, slender, often drooping, pubescent at tips. Lvs of juveniles up to 1 cm. long, linear, acute to acuminate, entire to irregularly toothed or lobed. Lvs of adults mostly fascicled on short arrested branchlets, linear to narrow-obovate, subacute to obtuse, 10–15 × 1–3 mm., coriac. Fls solitary, terminal on arrested branchlets or on long branchlets. Sepals lanceolate, acuminate, pale, ciliate; petals 5–8 mm. long, very dark red. Capsules subglobose to ovoid, 4–5 mm. long; valves granulate to smooth; seeds 2–5, rarely more.

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

 Biostatus
Indigenous (Endemic)
 Phenology

Fruiting: Oct.–Jan.

 Bibliography
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.