Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Apiales

Pittosporaceae - Cheesewood family

Bailey, L.H. (1949) Manual of Cultivated Plants Revised edition. Macmillan, New York.

Cufodontis, G. (1960) Pittosporaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1)

Description of the family

Trees or shrubs. Stipules 0. Leaves alternate, simple, ± coriaceous, evergreen, entire (in ours). Inflorescences cymose or paniculate. Flowers actinomorphic. Sepals 4-6, free or connate. Petals 4-6. Ovary superior, 1-locular with 2 carpels (in ours). Fruit a capsule. Seeds covered in a sticky resin (in ours).

Worldwide: 9 genera and 200 species, tropical and warm Old World, especially Australia.

Zambia: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

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Pittosporum Banks ex Soland.Description

Other sources of information about Pittosporaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Pittosporaceae
Flora of Malawi: Pittosporaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Pittosporaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Pittosporaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Pittosporaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Pittosporaceae
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Family page: Pittosporaceae.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=174, retrieved 22 November 2017

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