Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Apiales

Pittosporaceae - Cheesewood family

Bailey, L.H. (1949) Manual of Cultivated Plants Revised edition. Macmillan, New York.

Cufodontis, G. (1960) Pittosporaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1)

Description of the family

Trees or shrubs. Stipules 0. Leaves alternate, simple, ± coriaceous, evergreen, entire (in ours). Inflorescences cymose or paniculate. Flowers actinomorphic. Sepals 4-6, free or connate. Petals 4-6. Ovary superior, 1-locular with 2 carpels (in ours). Fruit a capsule. Seeds covered in a sticky resin (in ours).

Worldwide: 9 genera and 200 species, tropical and warm Old World, especially Australia.

Zimbabwe: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

Pittosporum viridiflorum var. viridiflorum

Links to genera:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this family

GenusContent
Pittosporum Banks ex Soland.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Pittosporaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Pittosporaceae
Flora of Malawi: Pittosporaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Pittosporaceae
Flora of Zambia: Pittosporaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Pittosporaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Pittosporaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Pittosporaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=174, retrieved 3 December 2016

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