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Pakistan | Family List | Pittosporaceae

Pittosporum Banks ex Gaertn., Fruct. 1:286,t.59. 1788. Brandis, For. F1.19.1874; Hook.f. & Thoms. in Hook.f.,Fl.Brit.Ind.1:198.1875; Cooke, Fl.Bomb. 1:61.1901; Parker, For.Fl.ed.3.23.1956; Bakker and Steenis in Steenis, Fl.Mal.ser.1,5:345.1957.

Pittosporum napaulense var. rawalpindiense
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Credit: M.Y. Saleem

Trees or shrubs, usually evergreen. Leaves alternate, entire. Flowers pedicellate, in corymbs or cymes. Sepals and petals free or basally united. Ovary 2-3-locular. Fruit a capsule; seeds usually embedded in a fleshy pulp, not winged.

Species c. 300 in the tropics and subtropics of the Old World. Only 1 species is found in Pakistan.

Lower Taxa

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