Pittosporum angustifolium Lodd.

Bot. Cab. 19: t.1859 (1832) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Slender shrub or tree to c. 10 m high; branchlets usually pendulous. Leaves linear or oblong, 5–12 cm long, 2–10 mm wide, usually uncinate at apex, glabrous; margins plane or slightly recurved. Flowers unisexual (possibly sometimes bisexual), sweet-scented, males mostly in axillary clusters of up to c. 6, females usually solitary in axils; pedicels decurved, 2–15 mm long; sepals free, broadly ovate or obovate, c. 2 mm long, greenish, glabrous or minutely ciliate on margin; petals oblong or narrowly obovate, c. 1 cm long, yellow, recurved toward apex; staminodes present in female flowers. Capsule flattened-ovoid, c. 10–20 mm long, often indented at base, glabrous, yellowish, inner face pale and smooth; seeds usually 6–10, 3–5 mm long, red-brown. Flowers Sep.–Nov.

Gold, GGr, LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, NIS, RobP, VRiv, Wim. Also WA (native and naturalised), NT, SA, Qld, NSW. Locally common in north-western Victoria, more often on heavier loam soils than deep sands of the dunefields, with isolated occurrences in the south at e.g. Mt Arapiles, Edenhope district, and scattered along the Murray floodplain as far west as c. Rutherglen.

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 (as Pittosporum phyllireoides DC.).
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-07-25
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Apiales
genus Pittosporum
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Pittosporum angustifolium in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pittosporum angustifolium in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native
Goldfields present native
Greater Grampians present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native

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Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory