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NZ Plants

Pittosporum obcordatum - kohukohu

Family: Pittosporaceae

Pittosporum obcordatum is a shrub with interlacing (divaricating) hair-covered branches with small round leaves.
An endemic species found very locally throughout New Zealand.

Vegetative characteristics

Reproductive characteristics

Plant form: shrub up to 5 m

Arrangement of parts: symmetric


Flower size: 4-6 mm diam.

Leaf form: undivided, broadly obovate

Sepals: 5

Leaf size: 4-8 mm

Petals: 5, orange, red

Leaf arrangement: singly along stem

Sexuality: unisexual on different plants

Leaf attachment:

Stamens: 5

Leaf margin: smooth

Ovary: above petals

Leaf surface: hairs

Fruit: dry