Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Pittosporum turneri Petrie in Cheeseman, Man. New Zealand Fl., ed. 2, 491 (1925)
 Description

Juvenile plant a shrub with divaricating and interlacing branches; lvs coriac., 3–20 × 2–5 mm., entire to irregularly toothed or pinnatifid, obovate to narrow-obovate to linear in outline, passing gradually to adult form. Flowering plants with lvs c. 30–50 × 5–10 mm., obovate to narrow-obovate, cuneately narrowed to slender petiole c. 1–2 mm. long, entire to shallowly lobulate. Umbels terminal, 4–10-fld; pedicels c. 1 cm. long; sepals ovate-lanceolate, acute; petals 11/2 times as long as sepals, light red. Capsules subglobose, subcompressed, c. 7 mm. diam., 2-valved; valves woody.

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

 Biostatus
Indigenous (Endemic)
 Phenology

Flowering: Oct.–Dec.

 Bibliography
Cheeseman, T.F. 1925: Manual of the New Zealand Flora. Edition 2. Government Printer, Wellington.
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. [Nationally Vulnerable]
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. [Nationally Vulnerable]
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. [Nationally Vulnerable]