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Pittosporum tobira (Thunb.) Ait., 1788

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Pittosporum tobira (Thunb.) Ait., 1788
Common names: Australian laurel, Japanese pittosporum, Mock orange, Japanese cheesewood [En], Pittospore de Chine, Arbre des Hottentots [Fr], Chinesischer Klebsame [De], Azahar de la China [Es], Αγγελικούλα [Gr]

Tripolis (Τρίπολις), ARCADIA ● Greece

Description: It is a shrub which can reach 10 m and can become treelike.
The leaves are oval in shape with edges that curl under and measure up to 10 cm in length. They are leathery, hairless, and darker and shinier on the upper surfaces.
The inflorescence is a cluster of fragrant flowers occurring at the ends of branches. The flower has five white petals each about a centimetre long.
The fruit is a hairy, woody capsule about 1 cm wide divided into three valves. Inside are black seeds in a bed of resinous pulp.

Distribution: It is native to Japan, China, and Korea. It is cultivated and naturalized in many other countries.

References:
Wikipedia, Pittosporum tobira