Pittosporum crassifolium Banks & Sol. ex A. Cunningham, Ann. Nat. Hist. 4: 106 1839. (syn: Pittosporum crassifolium var. strictum Kirk);
Australia (I) (Victoria (I)), New Zealand (North Cape Prov. to Poverty Bay), Chatham Isl. (I), Norfolk Isl. (I), Austral Isl. (I) (Rapa Iti (I)), USA (I) (California (I)) as per Catalogue of Life;

Pittosporum crassifolium from California-GS25022021-2
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Pittosporum crassifolium Banks and Sol.

Shrub or small tree with densely hairy branches; leaves leathery, oblong to obovate, white hairy beneath, margin entire; flowers red to purple in an umbel; fruit up to 3 cm, densely hairy. Very similar to P. tobira in which leaves are  green beneath, flowers white and fruit less than 2 cm in size.

Photographed from San Francisco Zoo, California, 22-11-2012, fruit SFO Botanical Garden 16-7-2008.



References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  Wikipedia

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