Pittosporum undulatum

Common name: 

Sweet Pittosporum

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Midlands, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Gippsland Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, Snowfields, East Gippsland (EKNPRSTVWZ) also native to Qld, NSW. Naturalised in SA, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Widespread weed in wet forests and coastal scrubs1

Flower description:



Shrub or tree to 15 m1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

The leaves, branchlets and capsules of this plant are glabrous. The leaf margins are wavy (undulate) and sepals are 5-10 mm long1

Image of Pittosporum undulatum
Image of Pittosporum undulatum Image: Mary Ellis
Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria