Description of the genus
Trees or shrubs. Leaves undulate. Inflorescences terminal and/or axillary. Flowers actinomorphic, hypogynous, functionally unisexual, sweetly-scented; male with
long filaments, fertile anthers and slender sterile ovary; female with short filaments, reduced sterile anthers and stout fertile
Worldwide: 150 species in tropical and South Africa, New Zealand and Pacific.
Zimbabwe: 6 cultivated taxa.
|No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species
Other sources of information about Pittosporum:
Our websites:Flora of Botswana
: PittosporumFlora of Malawi
: PittosporumFlora of Mozambique
: PittosporumFlora of Zambia
: PittosporumFlora of Zimbabwe
(electronic Plant Information Center): PittosporumFlora Zambesiaca
web site: PittosporumGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for PittosporumIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): PittosporumKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Pittosporum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=648, retrieved 19 February 2017