Pittosporum revolutum (Pittosporaceae)

Pittosporum revolutum

The list of common names for this species is hopelessly numerous. They include: Hairy Pittosporum, Yellow Pittosporum, Rough-fruit Pittosporum, Revolute Pittosporum, Lemon-fruit Pittosporum and Brisbane Laurel. I’ll just stick to Pittosporum revolutum!

Pittosporums are quite easy to tell to genus due to their ‘pseudo’-whorled leaves. This one I have here has the look of P. revolutum because of what I imagine is a leathery look to the leaves, and fruits are the best confirmatory feature – this species has rough fruits, a feature that distinguishes it from other similar species here. Otherwise, it may be easy to mistake other species such as P. ferrugineum and P. venulosum for this one. The yellow flowers are very ornamental.

Pittosporum revolutum

Pittosporum revolutum

Pittosporum revolutum

Pittosporum revolutum DSC_0641 (5)

Pittosporum revolutum DSC_0641 (6)
Rough fruit surface


About David Tng

I am David Tng, a hedonistic botanizer who pursues plants with a fervour. I chase the opportunity to delve into various aspects of the study of plants. I have spent untold hours staring at mosses and allied plants, taking picture of pollen, culturing orchids in clean cabinets, counting tree rings, monitoring plant flowering times, etc. I am currently engrossed in the study of plant ecology (a grand excuse to see 'anything I can). Sometimes I think of myself as a shadow taxonomist, a sentimental ecologist, and a spiritual environmentalist - but at the very root of it all, a "plant whisperer"!
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