Pittosporum rubiginosum A.Cunn.
Cunningham, A. (1839) Annals of Natural History 4 4: 108. Type: Queensland, Mt Cook, Endeavour River, 1820, A. Cunningham 26; holo: K; iso: BM, MO.
Hairy Red Pittosporum; Pittosporum, Hairy Red
Flowers and fruits as a shrub about 1-3 m tall, occasionally flowers when smaller.
Leaf blades variable in size, about 6-24 x 1.5-8 cm usually in whorls or pseudowhorls, underside usually purplish, petioles about 0.5 cm long. Lateral veins forming loops inside the blade margin. Both the upper and lower surfaces of the leaf blade clothed in straight, erect, brown hairs. Twigs and petioles clothed in dark brown erect hairs.
A shrub usually 2-3 m tall now becoming popular in tropical gardens. It will grow in shaded positions and has cream to yellow leaves and yellow fruits that split to expose red seeds.