Pittosporum revolutum—Hairy Pittosporum, Wild Yellow Jasmine.—PITTOSPORACEAE.

Pittosporum revolutum

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Habitat—Grows in rainforest, wet sclerophyll forest, and in dry sclerophyll forest in the south of the range; chiefly in coastal districts, west to the Blue Mountains and Muswellbrook district.

Distribution— Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

Description—Shrub to c. 3 m high.

Local occurrences

Australis Resort, Barrington/Gloucester Tops, Bennett Head, Black Head, Black Head Flora Park, Booti Hill, Brown's Creek Bicentennial Gardens, Burgess Beach, Burgess Road, Cape Hawke, Cellito, Charlotte Head, Cliff Road, Coocumbac Island, Copeland, Crowdy Bay National Park, Diamond Beach, Diamond Beach LRF, Dixon Property, Elizabeth Beach, Forster Cemetery, Golden Ponds Reserve, Great Lakes College-Forster Campus, Karloo Street Reserve, Knappinghat Nature Reserve, Ohmas Bay, One Mile Beach, Pebbly Beach, Queen Elizabeth Park Taree, Red Head, Reservoir Hill Reserve, Saltwater Nature Reserve, Sea Acres National Park, Second Head, Seven Mile Beach and Green Point, Stephen Street Reserve, Talawahl Nature Reserve, The Islands, The Sanctuary, Tiona, Tuncurry Dunes and Heath, Tuncurry Flora Park, Waitui Falls, Wallingat National Park, Wingham Brush and Zamia Place Reserve.

Leaves.— Simple, in pseudo–whorls or alternate, petioles short, hairy; ovate to elliptic or oblong—elliptic, usually 5—15 cm long, 15 to 60 mm wide, apex shortly acuminate or occasionally acute, margins entire but rarely undulate, young leaves and lower surface of mature leaves with a dense to sparse indumentum of usually rusty hairs, especially about the main veins; petiole 5 to 13 mm long.

Pittosporum revolutum
Pittosporum revolutum

Inflorescence.—Mostly rusty—hairy; flowers few to several in terminal clusters, fragrant. Sepals c. 5 mm long, usually hairy outside. Petals 9 to 12 mm long, yellow. Ovary hairy.

Flowering.—Spring.

Fruit.—Capsule slightly compound ellipsoid or ovoid, 12 to 20 mm long, hard, thick—walled, valves rough and often warty, usually hairy; seeds numerous, red—brown.

Ripe.—January.

Pittosporum revolutum