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This species is accepted, and its native range is Cook Islands.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Cook Is.

Pittosporum rarotongense Hemsl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1976 Cheeseman, T.F. [s.n.], Cook Is. K000591766 lectotype
Cheeseman, T.F. [507], Cook Is. K000591765
Cheeseman, T.F. [507], Cook Is. K000591764

First published in Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Bot. 6: 272 (1903)

Accepted by

  • Sykes, W.R. (2016). Flora of the Cook Islands: 1-973. National Tropical Botanical Garden, Hawaii.

Not accepted by

  • Smith, A.C. (1985). Flora Vitiensis Nova. A new flora for Fiji (Spermatophytes only) 3: 1-758. Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden, Lawai. [Cited as Pittosporum arborescens.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Sykes, W.R. (2016). Flora of the Cook Islands: 1-973. National Tropical Botanical Garden, Hawaii.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0