Pittosporum goetzei Engl.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (Uluguru Mountains).

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Tree up to 8 m. high with rounded crown and grey bark.
Morphology Branches
Branches hairy and densely leafy.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves with blade broadly oblanceolate to obovate, together with petiole up to 1.5–6.5 cm. long and 1–2.7 cm. broad, blunt at apex, sessile or narrowed into the up to 3 mm. long petiole, dull green, paler beneath, shortly patent-hairy, soon glabrescent except on the petiole; midrib and ±12 alternately stronger and weaker lateral nerves on either side slightly impressed above, the latter flat but relatively broad beneath; reticulation dense, uniform, delicately engraved above, dark coloured beneath and finally turning pale but hardly prominulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences terminal, subracemose, few-flowered, here and there with 2-flowered branches, rather densely covered overall with short patent hairs; bracts subulate, up to 6 mm. long, ciliolate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers yellowish-white on 10–18 mm. long hairy pedicels.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals free, not imbricate, ovate-lanceolate, 4–6 mm. long and 1.5–2.5 mm. broad, subacute, sparsely hairy.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals sublinear, 10–14 mm. long and 3 mm. broad, erect.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Fertile stamens 6–7 mm. long with 2 mm. long anthers; sterile stamens unknown.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Gynoecium up to 7 mm. long if sterile (fertile unknown), with slightly hairy ovary.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsules shortly stipitate, more than 4-seeded; valves of completely ripe capsule unknown, but valves of just opened capsule broadly ovate, ± 13 mm. long, rugulose, glabrescent except at base.
Habitat
Upland rain-forest, reported to be very common and the principal component above the belt of bamboo thicket; ± 2400 m.
Distribution
known only from the Uluguru Mts. T6

Native to:

Tanzania

Pittosporum goetzei Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 28: 392 (1900)

Accepted by

  • Cufodontis, G. (1966). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Pittosporaceae: 1-13.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Cufodontis, G. (1966). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Pittosporaceae: 1-13.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Cuf. in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 34 : 169 (1960).
  • Cuf. in F. Fedde, Repertorium Speciorum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis 55 : 86, fig. 5/m & 8 (1952)
  • Engl. in A. Engler & O. Drude, Die Vegetation Der Erde, IX, Pflanzenwelt Afrikas 1 (1): 364 (1910)
  • Engl. in A. Engler & O. Drude, Die Vegetation Der Erde, IX, Pflanzenwelt Afrikas 3 (1): 851 (1915).
  • Engl. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 28: 392 (1900)
  • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 452 (1949).

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

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