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 …
hy-men-oh-SPOR-um — Greek: hymen (membrane); spora (seed); referring to winged seed … Dave’s Botanary
commonly known as: native frangipani, Queensland frangipani, sweet cheesewood, sweetshade
botanical names: Hymenosporum flavum (Hook.) F.Muell. … homotypic synonyms: Pittosporum flavum Hook. … POWO
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native frangipani, Queensland frangipani, sweet cheesewood, sweetshade
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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.