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  • Pittosporaceae R.Br.

This family is accepted.
Pittosporum sinuatum (Pittosporaceae)

[FTEA]

Pittosporaceae, G. Cufodontis (University of Vienna). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1966

Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium
Stamens 5, alternate with petals, free or with somewhat connivent filaments; anthers dithecous, introrse, opening by slits or pores
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium
Ovary superior, sessile or shortly stipitate, paracarpous, with 2–5 carpels and parietal placentas, usually unilocular but sometimes 2–5-locular by central contact of placentas; style simple with capitate or somewhat lobed stigma
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a berry or a capsule with generally entire valves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds without an aril but often covered by a viscid resin, rarely dry and winged; testa thin and smooth; endosperm copious and horny; embryo minute
Morphology General Habit
Evergreen trees, shrubs or climbers with resin-ducts in the bark, rarely spiny
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, often crowded at the ends of the branches, simple, entire, dentate or lobed, ± leathery
Morphology Leaves Stipules
Stipules absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers few to many in terminal and/or axillary panicles or cymes, sometimes in clusters on the old wood or solitary in the axils, regular or rarely slightly irregular, hypogynous, bisexual or functionally (rarely morphologically) unisexual
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 5, free and imbricate at least in bud, or somewhat connate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 5, imbricate in bud, generally free, rarely with slightly connivent claws

[FWTA]

Pittosporaceae, G. Cufodontis. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:1. 1954

Morphology General Habit
Trees or shrubs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, simple; stipules absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers actinomorphic, hermaphrodite
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 5, imbricate, free or nearly so
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 5, longer than the sepals, imbricate, free or united at the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium
Stamens 5, hypogynous, free, alternate with the petals; anthers 2-celled, opening lengthwise
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium
Ovary 1-celled with parietal placentas or 2–5-celled and the placentas meeting in the middle, superior, sessile or shortly stipitate; style simple, terminal; ovules numerous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a loculicidal capsule with the placentas in the middle of the valves, or indehiscent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds with hard endosperm and minute embryo

[FZ]

Pittosporaceae, G. Cufodontis. Flora Zambesiaca 1:1. 1960

Morphology General Habit
Woody plants, trees, shrubs or climbers with resin-ducts in the bark, rarely spiny
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, often crowded at the ends of the branches, simple, evergreen and ± leathery, entire or rarely dentate or lobed, without stipules
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences cymose or paniculate, terminal and/or axillary, rarely flowers in clusters on the old wood or solitary, terminal and/or axillary
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers actinomorphic or somewhat irregular, hypogynous, bisexual or functionally (rarely morphologically) unisexual
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 5, free or ± connate, sometimes imbricate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 5, free or with claws slightly connivent, usually with spreading or revolute blades, imbricate in bud
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium
Stamens 5, free, with 2-thecous introrse anthers opening by slits, rarely by apical pores
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium
Ovary sessile or shortly stipitate, paracarpous, with 2–5 carpels and parietal placentas, usually 1-locular, or, less often, 2–5-locular by central contact of the placentas; style simple, stigma capitate or somewhat lobed; ovules 2-several in 2 rows, anatropous, horizontal, with one integument
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a berry or a capsule with entire, rarely split valves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds without an aril but often covered by a viscid resin, rarely dry and winged, with a smooth testa, a hard endosperm and a very minute embryo

Pittosporaceae R.Br. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Voy. Terra Austral. 2: 542. 1814 [19 Jul 1814] (as "Pittosporeae") (1814)

Accepted by

  • APG IV (2016) http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/boj.12385

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Flora of West Tropical Africa
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