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Species Information

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Pittosporum viridiflorum Sims
(name current September 2016)

Growth form: Tree
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: widespread
Local abundance: occasional
Schedule B
Other uses
Permits issued

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Pittosporum viridiflorum - (Umvusamvu) Densely leafy tree up to c 10 m high. Leaves leathery, hairless when mature, entire, shortly stalked, up to 7 cm long X 3 cm wide, often notched at tip. Flowers in dense terminal clusters, often overtopped by young shoots, scented; petals greenish-yellow, c 1,2 cm long; ovary downy, hairless when ripe, few-seeded.

* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.

Included in Tree Atlas.

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