Pittosporum venulosum F.Muell.
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1868) Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 6: 186. Type: In silvis montanis ad Rockinghams Bay. J. Dallachy. Holo: MEL; iso: NSW.
Rusty Pittosporum; Velvet Pittosporum; Brown Pittosporum; Veiny Pittosporum
A small tree seldom exceeding 30 cm dbh. Blaze odour resembling Lime (Citrus aurantifolia) or Western Lime (Eremocitrus glauca).
Cotyledons narrowly ovate or narrowly elliptic with a short mucro at the apex, intramarginal vein present. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade elliptic or obovate-elliptic, glabrous on the upper surface; petiole, stem and terminal bud clothed in pale brown, tangled hairs. Seed germination time 26 to 70 days.
Now often used as an ornamental tree it is easily grown and decorative either in flower or fruit.
This species is recorded as being used as an aphrodisiac by the aborigines of north Queensland. Cribb (1981).