Pittosporum viridiflorum Sims
var. viridiflorum

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Pittosporum viridiflorum var. viridiflorum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Pittosporum viridiflorum var. viridiflorum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Pittosporum viridiflorum var. viridiflorum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Pittosporum viridiflorum var. viridiflorum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba Rd, nr Genaina

Pittosporum viridiflorum var. viridiflorum

Photo: Bart Wursten
La Rochelle, kopje behind hotel

Pittosporum viridiflorum var. viridiflorum

Photo: Bart Wursten
La Rochelle, kopje behind hotel

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Synonyms: Pittosporum kapiriense Cufod.
Pittosporum mannii Hook. f.
Pittosporum rhodesicum Cufod.
Common names: Cheesewood (English) Iyoyi (Ndebele) Mubanda (Shona) Muchemedzambuya (Shona) Mugarambinga (Shona) Mukwenukwenu (Shona) Murambatsvina (Shona) Murunganyama (Shona)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Small to medium sized tree. Trunk typically light grey with characteristic bands of darker lenticels. Leaves alternate more or less obovate, shiny green. Flowers in terminal clusters, small greenish-white to cream. The fruit capsules typically split open while still on the tree, revealing the bright orange, sticky covering of the seeds.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: viridiflorum: green-flowered
Habitat: In open woodland, on rocky outcrops and along the margins of riverine and montane forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 600 - 2500 m
Flowering time:Nov - Dec
Worldwide distribution: From Ethiopia and Sudan south to South Africa, Arabia, Madagascar and sourhern India
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 9 June 2009
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 224. as Pittosporum viridiflorum (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave, K. et al. (1956). Trees of Central Africa National Publications Trust, Salisbury. Pages 343 - 345. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 238. As Pittosporum viridiflorum

Drummond, R.B. (1981). Common Trees of the Central Watershed Woodlands of Zimbabwe. Natural Resources Board, Harare. Pages 38 - 39. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 92.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Pages 9 - 10.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 144.


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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Pittosporum viridiflorum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pittosporum viridiflorum
Ispot Southern Africa : Pittosporum viridiflorum
JSTOR Plant Science: Pittosporum viridiflorum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pittosporum viridiflorum
Tropicos: Pittosporum viridiflorum
West African Plants database: Pittosporum viridiflorum


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: Species information: Pittosporum viridiflorum var. viridiflorum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=125290, retrieved 30 July 2016

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