Tag Archives: Pittosporaceae

Pittosporum ferrugineum (Pittosporaceae)

This widespread and common shrub or tree is known as the Rusty Pittosporum, probably due to the rusty brown tomentum on the leaf underside, that is easy to rub off with the fingers. This character is not always present or … Continue reading

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Pittosporum rubiginosum (Pittosporaceae)

The Hairy Red Pittosporum is an endemic shrub that occurs in the dark shade of the rainforest understorey. I have hardly seen this species grow taller than 2-3m tall. The leaves are soft textured, hairy, largish (although very small ones … Continue reading

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Pittosporum revolutum (Pittosporaceae)

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 … Continue reading

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