Pittosporum multiflorum (A.Cunn. ex Loudon) L.W.Cayzer, Crisp & I.Telford

Orange Thorn

Stiff, densely branched shrub to about 3 m tall, with many thin spines arising mostly from the leaf axils. Leaves variable but roundish, to about 1 cm long and nearly as wide, generally toothed and sharp in the upper half; new growth maroon-purple. Flowers white-cream; mostly single or paired in short shoots in leaf axils, tubular but almost as wide as long, with petal ends recurved, inner surface hairy; spring to summer. Fruit tiny, round, bright orange, with skin minutely pitted like orange peel, thin; seeds immersed in a liquid resin. Syn. Citriobatus pauciflorus Ettingh., in error.

Qld, NSW.

Cayzer (1997).

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        Pittosporum Soland.