Pittosporum glabratum Lindl.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Pittosporum glabratum' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/pittosporum/pittosporum-glabratum/). Accessed 2019-12-09.

Genus

Glossary

capsule
Dry dehiscent fruit; formed from syncarpous ovary.
corolla
The inner whorl of the perianth. Composed of free or united petals often showy.
entire
With an unbroken margin.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
oblanceolate
Inversely lanceolate; broadest towards apex.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Pittosporum glabratum' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/pittosporum/pittosporum-glabratum/). Accessed 2019-12-09.

An evergreen shrub 4 to 6 ft high, with quite glabrous young shoots, bearing the leaves in a cluster at the end. Leaves obovate to oblanceolate, tapered at both ends, but more gradually towards the base, 3 to 5 in. long, 34 to 112 in. wide, with entire, membranous margins, quite glabrous on both surfaces, dark green above, pale beneath; stalk 12 in. or less long. Flowers fragrant, dull yellow, produced singly or in few-flowered racemes in the leaf-axils of the young shoots in May; corolla 13 to 12 in. long, cylindrical at the base, dividing at the mouth in five oblong, recurved lobes, 16 in. long; flower-stalks usually 12 to 34 in. long, glabrous. Fruit a glabrous, woody capsule, 58 in. long.

Native of the warmer parts of China; introduced by Fortune from Hong Kong in 1845, and reintroduced by Wilson from near Ichang in 1908. It has never become established in cultivation.


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