Hymenosporum flavum F.Muell., Fragm. 2: 77 1860. (syn: Pittosporum flavum Hook.);
Australia (Queensland, New South Wales, SE-New Guinea, South Africa (I) (KwaZulu-Natal (I)) as per Catalogue of Life;


Place: along SH 15 in Old Ooty (~ 7672 ft asl), Tamilnadu
Time: November 17, 2011 at 1.52pm
Habit: medium-sized not-so-dense tree
Habitat: (perhaps planted) along roadside

Plant: about 10 – 15 m high
Flower: about about 1.5 – 2 inches across

I believe it is Hymenosporum flavum.

Many many thanks … and …
Hymenosporum flavum … belongs to family Pittosporaceae.

hy-men-oh-SPOR-um — Greek: hymen (membrane); spora (seed); referring to winged seed … Dave’s Botanary
FLA-vum or FLAY-vum — Latin: flavus (yellow), referring to the typical flower colour … Dave’s Botanary

commonly known as: native frangipani, Queensland frangipani, sweet cheesewood, sweetshade

botanical namesHymenosporum flavum (Hook.) F.Muell. … homotypic synonymsPittosporum flavum Hook. … POWO

Bibliography / etymology

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native frangipani, Queensland frangipani, sweet cheesewood, sweetshade
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Flora-Australia-Id pl:
A small tree in the University campus trees in good number, seems to be cultivated.
leaves glossy .-sweet smelling flowers.
Tree flowers profusely at the end of each branch. -id requested.

Could this be a Hymenosporum flavum. native of Queensland? Did these flowers open white and then turn yellow with reddish centres…??

You were close. It is native Frangipani.-  Hymenosporum flavum. F-Pittosporaceae.




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