Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Pittosporum pimeleoides A.Cunn. ex Putt., Syn. Pittosp. 15 (1839)
 Description

Slender sparingly- to much-branched shrub up to ± 2 m. tall; branches and main stem so slender that they often become reclinate and rooting; branchlets very slender, ± pilose when young. Lvs in rather distant to approximate whorls or crowded towards the branchlet tips. Lvs of adult plants 2–5 cm. × 3–5 mm., narrow-lanceolate, apiculate. Infl. terminal; umbels of functionally ♂ 5–10-fld, of functionally ♀ solitary, paired or in threes. Pedicels almost filiform, c. 1 cm. long; sepals 3–5 mm. long, narrow linear-lanceolate to subulate, acuminate; petals 7–10 mm. long, narrow- to linear-lanceolate, acuminate, dark red with pale margins to pale red or cream. Capsules ovoid, narrowed to acute beak-like apex, 1–1·5 cm. long.

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

 Biostatus
Indigenous (Endemic)
Number of subspecific taxa in New Zealand within Pittosporum pimeleoides A.Cunn. ex Putt.
CategoryNumber
Indigenous (Endemic)2
Total2
 Phenology

Flowering: Mar.–May.

 Bibliography
Cooper, R.C. 1956: The Australian and New Zealand species of Pittosporum. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 43: 87–188.
Putterlick, A. 1839: Synopsis Pittosporearum. Wien.