Pittosporum cornifolium

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Species

Pittosporum cornifolium

Etymology

Pittosporum: pitch seed
cornifolium: cornel-leafed

Common Name(s)

tawhirikaro

Current Threat Status

2012 - Not Threatened

Previous Threat Status

2009 - Not Threatened
2004 - Not Threatened

Authority

Pittosporum cornifolium A.Cunn.

Family

Pittosporaceae

Brief Description

Shrub often growing on other trees with whorls of thin twigs bearing whorls of 3-5 oval pointed leaves and reddish flowers on long stalks. Leaves 3.5-7.5cm long. Fruit a capsule, 1.5cm wide, splitting into two to display black seeds in an orange pith.

Flora Category

Vascular - Native

Main Flower Colour

Red / Pink

Other Flower Colour

Yellow

Threats

Not Threatened

Chromosome No.

2n = 24

Endemic Taxon

Yes

Endemic Genus

No

Endemic Family

No

This page last updated on 6 Dec 2014

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