Pittosporum coriaceum Aiton


Family: Pittosporaceae

Genus: Pittosporum

Description: 

Pittosporum with oval leaves, blunt ended, very smooth, leathery, and quite entire.

…will attain the height of from 6 to 8 feet… The flowers which grow in clusters from the ends of the branches in May, have the flavour of Jasmine ; but are rather transitory. (Bot. Repos.)

History: 

Published in Hortus Kew. 3: 448 ni 1789.

Also published in Bot. Repos. 3: 151 in 1801.

Native to Madeira. Seeds sent to England in 1783.

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