Auranticarpa rhombifolia (W.J.Hook.) L.Cayzer, Crisp & Telford

Narrow tree 10-15 m tall with ascending branches. Leaves elliptic to more or less rhombic, mostly 8-12 cm long, 4-6 cm wide, edge with smooth indentations, shiny dark green above. Leaf stalk to 2 cm long. Flowers creamy white in flat, terminal clusters, slightly fragrant; Oct-Dec. Fruit capsule orange, 2-chambered, about 1 cm wide and containing 2-3 seeds that are not immersed in resin. [Pittosporum rhombifolium Hook.]

Attractive, narrow-canopied small trees with interesting foliage and colourful fruits now grown in temperate gardens all over Australia, sometimes as street trees.

NSW to C Qld.

Fruit 2-chambered (whereas those of Pittosporum have 1 chamber) and the seeds are not immersed in a sticky resin.

VIC: Footscray (Park).

Source: Cayzer, L. (2002). Pittosporaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Apiales
family       Pittosporaceae
genus        Auranticarpa Queensland