Story: Shrubs and small trees of the forest

Pittosporum rigidum

Pittosporum rigidum

Pittosporum rigidum is an example of a small-leaved divaricating shrub. Until it produces its dark red flowers or seed capsules, it could be mistaken for any one of the dozens of similar-looking tangled shrubs of subalpine forest and scrubland.

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Joanna Orwin, 'Shrubs and small trees of the forest - Pittosporums', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/13844/pittosporum-rigidum (accessed 15 November 2019)

Story by Joanna Orwin, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Jul 2015