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Taxon: Pittosporum resiniferum Hemsl.

Genus: Pittosporum
Family: Pittosporaceae
Nomen number: 400294
Place of publication: Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1894:344. 1894
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 06-Oct-1994 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • petroleum-nut  (Source: F Males) - English
  • hanga  (Source: Handb Nuts) - Filipino

Economic Importance:

  • Fuels: potential as petroleum substitute/alcohol
  • Materials: gum/resin (illuminant fruits are burned for light, also produce a pleasant smell)

Distributional Range:


    • MALESIA: Malaysia, [Sabah (Mt. Kinabalu)] Philippines


  1. Clavin, M. 1986. Fuel oils from euphorbs and other plants. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 94:104-105.
  2. Duke, J. A. 1989. Handbook of Nuts CRC Press.
  3. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Pittosporum+resiniferum&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  4. Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. 1957. Flora malesiana. 5:351-352.

Check other web resources for Pittosporum resiniferum Hemsl. :

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Pittosporum resiniferum 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=400294. Accessed 25 May 2020.