Hymenosporum flavum (Hook.) F. Muell.

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Hymenosporum flavum

Photo: Mark Hyde
Crossland Road, Alexandra Park

Hymenosporum flavum

Photo: Mark Hyde
Crossland Road, Alexandra Park

Hymenosporum flavum

Photo: Mark Hyde
Crossland Road, Alexandra Park

Hymenosporum flavum

Photo: Mark Hyde
Crossland Road, Alexandra Park

Hymenosporum flavum

Photo: Mark Hyde
Crossland Road, Alexandra Park

Hymenosporum flavum

Photo: Mark Hyde
Crossland Road, Alexandra Park

Hymenosporum flavum

Photo: Mark Hyde
Crossland Road, Alexandra Park

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Synonyms: Pittosporum flavum Hook.
Common names: Australian frangipani (English) Native frangipani (English) Sweet cheesewood (English)
Description: Shrub or tree to 15 m tall. Leaves glabrous, elliptic to obovate; margin entire. Flowers cream-coloured, becoming yellow with age, fragrant, borne in terminal panicles. Ovary silky-pubescent. Capsule stalked, about 2.5 cm long, containing winged seeds.
Notes: The English name "Native frangipani" is used only in Australia where the tree is native.
Derivation of specific name: flavum: yellow
Flowering time:Sep-Oct
Worldwide distribution: Australia
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Image last updated: Tuesday 5 July 2016
Literature:

Bailey, L.H. (1949). Manual of Cultivated Plants Revised edition. Macmillan, New York. Page 489.

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hymenosporum flavum
African Plant Database: Hymenosporum flavum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Hymenosporum flavum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Hymenosporum flavum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Hymenosporum flavum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Hymenosporum flavum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Hymenosporum flavum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Hymenosporum flavum
iNaturalist: Hymenosporum flavum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hymenosporum flavum
JSTOR Plant Science: Hymenosporum flavum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hymenosporum flavum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hymenosporum flavum
Plants of the World Online: Hymenosporum flavum
Tropicos: Hymenosporum flavum
Wikipedia: Hymenosporum flavum


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Hymenosporum flavum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=166530, retrieved 27 September 2021

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