Botanical Name: Pittosporum revolutum
Common Name: Rough Fruit Pittosporum
Pittosporum: Pittos from Greek meaning pitch referring to the resinous coating, sporum from Greek meaning seed, together referring to the seed which is covered in a sticky substance
revolutum: From Latin meaning rolled backwards, referring to the flower petals.
Features:Bird attracting. Tolerates drought and light frosts. Can be used as a hedge. Has separate male and female plants.
Habitat: Rainforests, as well as wet and dry sclerophyll forests.
Habit: Shrub 1 to 3m tall.
Leaves: Covered in rusty hairs when young, becoming smooth as they age, usually between 5 and 10cm long.
Flowers: Yellow and fragrant with downward curving petals.
Flowering time: Spring.
Fruit: Warty looking, yellow about 3cm in size. Split open to reveal red, sticky seed.
Range: Generally coastal NSW, Queensland and Victoria.