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Pittosporum pimeleoides

Family: Pittosporaceae

Pittosporum pimeleoides is a many branched shrub distinguished by its slender wiry stems bearing thin, pointed leaves that are often in whorls. Young stems have a covering of hairs.
An endemic species restricted to the upper half of the North Island.

Vegetative characteristics

Reproductive characteristics

Plant form: shrub up to 2 m

Arrangement of parts: symmetric


Flower size: 8-10 mm diam.

Leaf form: undivided, narrow lanceolate

Sepals: 5

Leaf size: 20-50 mm

Petals: 5, yellow, red, pink

Leaf arrangement: singly along stem or in whorls

Sexuality: unisexual on different plants

Leaf attachment:

Stamens: 5

Leaf margin: smooth with hairs

Ovary: above petals

Leaf surface: hairs

Fruit: dry