Cultivars of uncertain hybrid origin

Cultivar information provided with the assistance of Robert Harrison.

P. 'GARNETTII' A small TREE or SHRUB to 4 m or so tall. LEAVES alternate, elliptic-ovate 3-6 cm long, 2-3 cm wide, hairless except for midrib below, pale green with creamy irregular margin and maroon blotches, margin wavy. LEAF STALK 0.5-1 cm long. FLOWERS deep maroon, mostly solitary; Sept-Oct. FRUIT capsule about 1 cm long, green, becoming maroon. [P. tenuifolium 'Garnettii', P. _garnettii] A putative hybrid between P. tenuifolium and P. ralphii, said to have originated in Buxton's Nsy, Christchurch, New Zealand, and to be named after Arthur Garnett who discovered it. As plants are propagated clonally, and since there is some doubt about the hybrid status of this plant, the name P. 'Garnettii' is preferred over the synonyms listed above. SPECIMENS VIC: Malvern (Hedgeley Dene Gds).

P. 'GREEN GLOBE' A compact, dwarf plant to 0.5 m tall with small leaves 8-12 mm long; it arose as a seedling of P. ralphii in Topline Nurseries, Auckland, before1984 but, as it is clearly of hybrid origin, should not be referred to P. ralphii.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Apiales
family       Pittosporaceae
genus        Pittosporum Soland.