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NZ Plants

Pittosporum anomalum

Family: Pittosporaceae

Pittosporum anomalum is a small woody shrub with interlacing branches and tiny toothed to smooth-margined leaves. The genus Pittosporum with about 200 species is found in Australasia, the Pacific, eastern Asia and parts of Africa
An endemic species found from the central North Island to the middle of the South Island.

Vegetative characteristics

Reproductive characteristics

Plant form: shrub up to 1 m

Arrangement of parts: symmetric


Flower size: 5-8 mm diam.

Leaf form: undivided, linear to lobed; juvenile linear with  toothed margins

Sepals: 5

Leaf size: 5-10 mm

Petals: 5, white, yellow

Leaf arrangement: singly on stem or in groups

Sexuality: bisexual

Leaf attachment:

Stamens: 5

Leaf margin: smooth

Ovary: above petals

Leaf surface: hairs

Fruit: dry