Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Small shrubs, prostrate to erect. Leaves alternate, entire or toothed toward the apex. Flowers solitary or in small cymes, terminal or axillary. Pedicels subtended by 1 or 2 deciduous bracts; sepals free; petals free or shortly fused, spreading, exceeding sepals; stamens free, anthers shorter than filaments, opening via 2 longitudinal slits. Fruit a compressed, obovoid to globoid, 2- or 3-valved capsule, dehiscing loculicidally; seeds few–several.

Endemic Australian genus of 5 species.

Source: Walsh, N.G.; Albrecht, D.E. (1996). Pittosporaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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