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Kohuhu Pittosporum tenuifolium (Pittosporaceae)HEIGHT to 10m. Stout-boled tree. BARK Smooth and dark grey. BRANCHES Densely packed; shoots purplish black. LEAVES Oblong or elliptical, to 6cm long and 2cm across with a wavy margin; glossy above, less shiny below. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Scented tubular flowers, to 1cm long, have 5 deep-purplish lobes and yellow anthers; in clusters or solitary, in leaf axils. Fruit is a rounded capsule, about 1cm long, ripening from green to black. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native of New Zealand; planted here but not hardy, thriving only in Scillies and W Cornwall.
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133805
Kohuhu Pittosporum tenuifolium (Pittosporaceae)HEIGHT to 10m. Stout-boled tree. BARK Smooth and dark grey. BRANCHES Densely packed; shoots purplish black. LEAVES Oblong or elliptical, to 6cm long and 2cm across with a wavy margin; glossy above, less shiny below. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Scented tubular flowers, to 1cm long, have 5 deep-purplish lobes and yellow anthers; in clusters or solitary, in leaf axils. Fruit is a rounded capsule, about 1cm long, ripening from green to black. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native of New Zealand; planted here but not hardy, thriving only in Scillies and W Cornwall.

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Date: 10 May 2006
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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