Shrub or medium-sized, narrow tree. Leaves alternate in clusters at the ends of the branches and more or less whorled, ovate to oblanceolate, entire, about 9-15 cm long, 4 cm wide, and generally held horizontally, tip long-pointed. Flowers about 4 cm long, with a persisting petal tube, tips recurved, salver-shaped; creamy-green at opening, becoming canary yellow with maroon insect tracks over several days; extremely fragrant; spring. Fruit a flattened, dry, leathery capsule 2-3.5 cm long, more or less hairy; seeds numerous, flat, red-brown, to 7 mm with a 4 mm-wide membranous wing.
Now commonly grown as an attractive street and landscape tree in most parts of temperate and tropical Australia. A variegated cultivar, 'Variegatum Woolnum', of unknown provenance can be seen at Adelaide Bot. Gds.
New Guinea, Qld, NSW.
VIC: Geelong (Bot. Gds).
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.