Native Apricot

Family: Pittosporaceae
Genus: Pittosporum
Species: angustifolium
Main Flower Colour: Cream

Description

Shrub or tree to c. 10 m high, almost glabrous throughout; branches pendent.

Leaves alternate, oblong or linear or narrowly elliptic, 4–12 cm long, 4–12 mm wide, falcate; margin flat, glabrous; apex with a small hooked point; petiole c. 10 mm long.

Flowers axillary, solitary or in sessile to pedunculate few-flowered axillary or terminal clusters, sometimes unisexual, fragrant. Sepals 1.5–3.5 mm long, ciliate. Petals usually 7–10 mm long, yellow to cream. Ovary glabrous.

Capsule compressed-ovoid to -globose, 8–18 mm long, smooth, glabrous, yellowish, often slightly depressed at pedicel junction; seeds usually 6–8, dark or orange-red.

Pittosporum angustifolium is mainly an inland tree and is widespread across much of Australia. It extends from southern Western Australia, across much of South Australia, southern Northern Territory, northeastern Victoria, and over most of western and central New South Wales and Queensland.

Flowering start in June and ends in September.

Identification

The main flower colour is cream.

References

http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Pittosporum~angustifoliumCreated: 28 Oct 2014 - Member - Stephen L (Clare SA)
Updated: 06 Jan 2015 - Member - John and Val

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Location

Bio Regions

GVD - Great Victoria Desert

GAW - Gawler

Specifics

Mulgaria Track, SA

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