Pittosporum angustifolium, Fam. Pittosporaceae
Shrub or small tree with weeping branchlets.
|Form or habit:||Shrub, Small tree|
Simple, alternate, entire, linear elliptic to very narrowly elliptic, 4-12 x 0.4-1.2cm, glabrous, venation obscure, apex acute and often with a small hook.
|Flower description:||Small yellow flowers occurring singly or in clusters, strongly fragrant. Winter to early summer.|
|Fruit description:||Ovoid to globose, yellow capsules, 0.8-1.8cm long, split to reveal reddish seeds in sticky mucilage.|
|Habitat:||Vine thicket, woodland.|
|Distribution||Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria.|
|Food source for:||Fruit eaten by the paradise riflebird.|
|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Notes:||Suits most situations, plenty of moisture in the early stages will speed up growth that can otherwise be slow. Grown as a street tree because of its showy flowers and fruit. Grow from cuttings or very fresh seed, germination may take two or three months. Timber is white, close grained, hard and tough.|
|Information sources:||Melzer R. & Plumb J. (2007) Plants of Capricornia.|