Taxon: Pittosporum tobira (Thunb.) W. T. Aiton

 
Genus: Pittosporum
Family: Pittosporaceae
Nomen number: 28756
Place of publication: Hortus kew. ed. 2, 2:27. 1811
Comment: the generic treatment and the species description in Hortus kewensis is not attributed to "Brown mss." so W. T. Aiton is the author of the name (see Melbourne ICN Art. 46 Ex. 23)
Name Verified on: 10-Mar-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 21-Jan-2014
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA)
Accessions: 5 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • Australian-laurel  (Source: Zander ed17) - English
  • Japanese pittosporum  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • mock orange  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • chinesischer Klebsame  (Source: Zander ed17) - German
  • Pechsame  (Source: Zander ed17) - German
  • tobera  (Source: F JapanOhwi) - Japanese Rōmaji
  • lágrima-sabéia  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • pau-de-incenso  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • pitósporo-japonês  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • glansbuske  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish
  • hai tong  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Krussmann; F ChinaEng)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Fujian
    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Honshu, - Kyushu, - Ryukyu Islands, - Shikoku; Korea, South; Taiwan

  • Naturalized:

    . natzd. elsewhere

    Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info) (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. 1959- (F China)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Kobayashi, S. 1982. A taxonomical note on PIttosporum tobira and its allied species J. Jap. Bot. 57:70-80.
  • Krüssmann, G. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976). 1984 (Krussmann)
  • Li, H. L. et al., eds. Flora of Taiwan. 1975-1979 (F Taiwan)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Ohwi, J. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.). 1965 (F JapanOhwi)
  • Walker, E. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands. 1976 (F Okin)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)

Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Pittosporum tobira (Thunb.) W. T. Aiton :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Pittosporum tobira cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images:

  • Embryo drawing: U.S. National Seed Herbarium drawing
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image