Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Dicotyledon Literature for Pittosporum undulatum
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999.
   Pittosporaceae Bibliography
      Pittosporum undulatum

Common name(s): pittosporum, orange pittosporum, Victorian box, Victorian laurel
General Information
DistributionNative to Australia, widely cultivated.In the Hawaiian Islands, naturalized on Lana`i, Maui, Hawai`i.

Pittosporaceae - Pittosporum undulatum

Trees 5-14 m tall, young parts and inflorescences sparsely brown pilose, the hairs somewhat appressed; branches glabrous.
Leaves chartaceous, narrowly elliptic-ovate to ovate, 5-15 cm long, 2-4 cm wide, glabrous or pilose in very immature leaves, margins undulate, apex acuminate, base cuneate to attenuate, petioles 1.5-3.5 cm long.
Flowers perfect, ca. 5-10 in terminal, branched, corymbose racemes, peduncles 10-32 mm long, pedicels 8-15 mm long, bracts subulate, 6-8 mm long; sepals narrowly lanceolate, 6-9 mm long, pilose, especially along margins, apex long-attenuate; petals white, 9-13 mm long; ovary 2-carpellate.
Capsules depressed-subglobose, slightly compressed, ca. 10-14 mm long, the persistent style ca. 2-3 mm long, the valves with coriaceous exocarp ca. 1-2 mm thick, the surface roughened-rugulose.
Seeds ca. 25, dark brown, angled and compressed, ca. 3 mm long.
2n = 24