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Pittosporum eugenioides

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Pittosporaceae
Genus: Pittosporum
Species: P. eugenioides
Binomial name
Pittosporum eugenioides

Pittosporum eugenioides, common names lemonwood or tarata, is a species of New Zealand native tree. Growing to 12 m (39 ft) tall by 5 m (16 ft) broad, it is conical when young but more rounded in shape when mature.[1] The leaves have a strong lemony smell. It has attractive showy flowers in October, followed by distinctive black seed capsules. It is found throughout New Zealand along forest margins and on stream banks from sea level to 600 m (1,969 ft). It is New Zealand's largest pittosporum.[2]

The binomial qualifier eugenioides means "resembling Eugenia", a different genus of plants.[3]

The variegated cultivar 'Variegatum' has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[4]

Traditional uses

Maori traditionally used the gum and crushed leaves and flowers of the tarata for scent.[5]


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