Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Pittosporum
Family: Pittosporaceae (Dicotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
viridiflorum
NOTES

A perennial tree or shrub. The young parts are thinly hairy and the oblanceolate leaves are leathery with revolute margins. The wood is white and of little value.


AUTHORITY
Sims
Sub Author
Conservation
Frequent
Habit
Shrub/tree
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: The greenish-white flowers are fragrant and are borne in terminal panicles. The seeds are red and sticky
Colour: White
Common Name
Cheesewood
Kassuur
Habitat
NOTES: The plants growing in the bush tend to be much taller than those in the veld which are more shrubby
HABITAT NAME: Bush
NOTES: Sometimes grows in the bush clumps in the veld
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
Gastro-intestinal treatments
The bark is used as an enema or emetic to treat gastro-intestinal complaints
Fever treatments
Used as an emetic for fevers
Pain treatments
Used as an enema for pain
Animal treatments
Used to treat black gall sickness and redwater in cattle. Known to contain some toxic principles
Magical uses
Used as protection against witchcraft
Nervous treatments
Unspecified use
Tonics
Unspecified use
Months
October
November
December
All year
Synonyms for Species
Pittosporum abyssinicum
Pittosporum antunesii
Pittosporum commutatum
Pittosporum floribundum
Pittosporum kruegeri
Pittosporum malosanum
Pittosporum quartinianum
Pittosporum vosseleri



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