Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Pittosporum rangitahua E.K.Cameron & Sykes, Bull. Auckland Mus. 20: 253-259 (2015)
Synonymy:
Holotype: NEW ZEALAND, Kermadec Islands, Raoul Island, Hutchison Bluff Track, E.K. Cameron 7935, 25 Nov 1995, AK 225422.
Etymology:
Named after the only known locality of the species, from the Māori name for Raoul Island (Anderson 1980) – Rangitahua translates as ‘fire in the sky’ indicating evidence of its volcanic eruptions (Harris 2001).
 Biostatus
Indigenous (Endemic)
 Bibliography
Cameron, E.K.; Sykes, W.R. 2015: Pittosporum rangitahua sp. nov., from Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands, northern New Zealand. Bulletin of the Auckland Museum 20: 253–162.
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. [Recovering]