Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Pittosporum patulum Hook.f., Handb. New Zealand Fl. 19 (1864)
 Description

Erect shrub or small tree up to 5 m. tall, with ascending to spreading branches; branchlets marked by scars of fallen lvs; young shoots and peduncles with sparse pale fulvous hairs. Lvs coriac., of juvenile plants up to 5 cm. × 5 mm., linear, coarsely bluntly toothed, sts pinnatifid; of semi-adults similar, but up to 1 cm. wide; of adults 4–5 × 1–1·5 cm., oblanceolate to narrow-obovate, entire or with a few teeth, gradually narrowed to very short stout petiole, crowded towards tips of branchlets. Umbels 4–8-fld, terminal; pedicels slender, up to 1·5 cm. long. Fls fragrant, sepals narrow-ovate, acute; petals twice length of sepals, dark red, obtuse. Capsules subglobose, subcompressed, 2-valved; valves woody, c. 1 cm diam.

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

 Biostatus
Indigenous (Endemic)
 Bibliography
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