Flowers and leaves. Photo: Don Wood, Carnarvon Bush Heritage Reserve, via Augathella, Qld

Fruiting bodies and seeds. Photo: Don Wood, Weetangera, ACT

Shrub. Australian Plant Image Index, photo: Murray Fagg, between West Wyalong and Yalgogrin, NSW

Common Name

Weeping Pittosporum, Butterbush; Native Apricot; Native Willow, Poisonberry Tree, Apricot Tree, Berrigan, Meemeei




Tree or shrub to 17m tall.  Leaves alternating up the stems, 2.5-12.5cm long, 2-20mm wide, flat, becoming hairless, with a hooked point.  Fragrant flowers.  Flowers yellow to cream or white, tubular, with five lobes, solitary at the bases of the leaves, or in few-flowered stalked/stalkless clusters of up to 4 flowers at the bases of the leaves, clusters also apparently at the ends of the stems.

Description and photos (as Pittosporum phyllireoides) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales pages 343-344

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