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: (2002). Pittosporaceae. In: . 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.