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Pittosporum umbellatum - haekaro

Family: Pittosporaceae

Pittosporum umbellatum is a many branched small tree with both young branches and leaves covered with fine hairs. Leaves are thick and dark glossy green when mature.
An endemic species found on the North Island.

Vegetative characteristics

Reproductive characteristics

Plant form: shrub up to 6 m

Arrangement of parts: symmetric


Flower size: 8-10 mm diam.

Leaf form: undivided, oblong, elliptic

Sepals: 5

Leaf size: 50-100 mm

Petals: 5

Leaf arrangement: singly along stem

Sexuality: unisexual

Leaf attachment:

Stamens: 5

Leaf margin: smooth

Ovary: above petals

Leaf surface: hairs

Fruit: dry