Erect shrub to 5 m tall. Leaves thick and leathery, obovate, 3-10 cm long, hairless below, margins turned under, tapering gradually to the base, dark glossy green above. Flowers on a wide receptacle in clusters at branch ends; yellow, sweetly scented; summer. Fruits are thick-walled, mainly 2- and 3-valved, containing numerous redbrown seeds.
China, Korea, Japan.
Differs from the Australian species in that the female flowers do not have a receptacle disk, and that the filaments (in male flowers) are briefly united or joined to the floral tube. The anthers are also at 3 different heights and are slightly flared in the middle.
VIC: St Kilda (Alma 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.