Taxon  Report   6547 
Pittosporum tobira  (Thunb.) Aiton
Japanese cheesewood,  Mock orange
Pittosporum tobira
© 2005 Ralph J. Begley
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Pittosporum tobira
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese
Pittosporum tobira
© 2015 Zoya Akulova
Pittosporum tobira, a dicot, is a tree or shrub that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Pittosporum tobira
© 2007 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
Genus: Pittosporum
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Pittosporum tobira
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jul 21, 2018).

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