Pittosporum Banks ex Gaertn.

Common Name: Cheesewood

Family: Pittosporaceae

Published in: Fruct. Sem. Pl. 1: 286, pl. 59, f. 7. 1788.

Other: The name is derived from the Greek word 'pittos' meaning pitch, and 'sporos' meaning seeds referring to sticky seeds. Nom. et typ. cons. vs Tobira Adans. nom. rej. (proposed 1962, entered in code 1966). Type P. tenuifolium Gaertn.

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