Shrub or small tree to 7 m or so tall, mostly with pendulous foliage giving a conspicuous weeping appearance. Leaves linear-lanceolate, mostly 10-20 cm long, 5-10 mm wide, with a small hooked tip, venation inconspicuous, aromatic when crushed. Leaf stalk about 5 mm long. Flowers mostly solitary or paired (male trees have clusters of up to 4 flowers), on short shoots in leaf axils and at the ends of branches; yellow, tubular in throat, petal ends free and recurving. Fruit a flattened, orange, ovate capsule about 1.5 cm long; seeds sticky, red-brown. Syn. p. phylliraeoides dc., a name also spelt in various other ways.
All mainland states
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.