Pittosporum eugenioides A. Cunn.
- Common Name: Tarata, Lemonwood
- Family: Pittosporaceae R.Br.
- Country of Origin: New Zealand
- Habitat: Lowland and montane forests, North and South Islands
- Description: Tree, to 40 feet, trunk pale gray, smooth; leaves elliptic, to 4 inches long, margins usually undulate; flowers yellow, fragrant, to 1/4 inch long, in many-flowered terminal panicles; capsule 2-valved, to 1/4 inch in diameter, glabrous.
- Uses: A resin obtained by incision or bruising the bark is used as a chewing gum. The resin is also used as a hair oil, in pot pourri and to treat halitosis.
- Culture: Grow in fertile, well-drained soil and keep moist over summer to maintain the foliage at its best. They need full sun or part-shade, and a sheltered position in colder areas.
- USDA Zone: 9-11
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- Accession # 198600108
- Source: Christchurch B.G.
- Accession Date: 02-17-1986
- Bench: 2314 - New Zealand/Australia
- Qty: 2 confirmed on 12-05-2013
- Division: Magnoliophyta
- Class: Magnoliopsida
- SubClass: euasterid II
- Order: Apiales
- Family: Pittosporaceae
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