African Plant Database

Pittosporum viridiflorum Sims
Protologue : Bot. Mag. 41: t. 1684 (1814)
Information on the genus : Pittosporum
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Pittosporum viridiflorum Sims subsp. viridiflorum
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Pittosporum abyssinicum var. angolense Oliv.
=Pittosporum viridiflorum subsp. angolense (Oliv.) Cufod. (1953)
=Pittosporum antunesii Engl. (1902)
=Pittosporum commutatum Putt.
=Pittosporum viridiflorum var. commutatum (Putt.) Moeser
=Pittosporum floribundum Wight & Arn. (1834)
=Pittosporum kruegeri Engl.
=Pittosporum viridiflorum var. kruegeri (Engl.) Moeser ex Engl. (1915)
=Pittosporum viridiflorum var. malosanum (Baker) Cufod.
=Pittosporum viridiflorum subsp. malosanum (Baker) Cufod.
=Pittosporum malosanum Baker (1897)
=Pittosporum viridiflorum subsp. quartinianum (Cufod.) Cufod.
=Pittosporum quartinianum Cufod. (1951)
=Pittosporum sinense Desf. (1815)
=Pittosporum vosseleri Engl. (1909)
=Pittosporum mannii Hook. f. (1862)
=Pittosporum spathicalyx De Wild. (1923)
=Pittosporum lynesii Cufod. (1952)
=Pittosporum viridiflorum subsp. dalzielii (Hutch.) Cufod.
=Pittosporum dalzielii Hutch. (1927)
=Pittosporum viridiflorum subsp. feddeanum (Pax) Cufod.
=Pittosporum feddeanum Pax (1907)
=Pittosporum kapiriense Cufod. (1958)
=Pittosporum ripicola J. Léonard
=Pittosporum mannii subsp. ripicolum (J. Léonard) Cufod.
=Pittosporum rhodesicum Cufod. (1951)
=Pittosporum ripicola subsp. katangense J. Léonard
=Pittosporum ustulatum Cufod. (1960)
=Pittosporum viridiflorum subsp. afrorientale Cufod. (1952)
=Pittosporum viridiflorum var. afrorientale (Cufod.) Cufod. (1966)
=Pittosporum viridiflorum subsp. somalense Cufod.
Taxon infra-specific
Pittosporum viridiflorum subsp. meianthum Cufod. (1954)
Pittosporum viridiflorum Sims subsp. viridiflorum
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or tree 20 m tall, with a bole up to 50 cm .
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Ecology : Drier types of forest and evergreen bushland; rain-forest; farmland derived from these vegetation types; bamboo forest; degraded Juniperus procera forest; riverine and swamp forest, humid woodland; “mushitu”; sometimes rocky outcrops; 650-2600 m alt.
  Very polymorphic
  Fernando Poo (Bioko); S. Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho; Madagascar; Arabia (Yemen); S India.
Biol./Eco : Shrub, Tree; distribution: Africa.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (2010). Flore du Gabon. 41: 48
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Mem. Bot. Surv. South Africa : 566 (1966).
  • Fl. Pl. Africa 51: t.2026 (1991).
  • Trees Natal, Zululand & Transkei : 112 (1993).
  • Wild Flrs north. South Africa : 158 (1997).
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Record n°115072 modified 2007-03-30
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