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Plant Form: Large evergreen shrub or tree.
Size: Up to 25 m tall.
Stem: Smooth light grey to brownish coloured bark, new stems green.
Leaves: On stalks, smooth and glossy green, elongated elliptical, with wavy edges.
Flowers: Small creamy white flowers, up to 2 cm diameter, with 5 petals which curve backwards, in clusters, of 4-5.
Fruit and Seeds: Hard, round, or slightly flattened capsules, 1.5 cm diameter, starting green but turning orange then splitting open to release 20-30 seeds when ripe.
Habitat: Rainforests, gardens, grasslands, roadsides, urban woodlands, riparian areas.
Distinguishing Features: Has smooth-edged leaves unlike Diamond-leaved pittosporum (Auranticarpa rhombifolia). Brush Muttonwood (Myrsine howittiana) has smaller purplish berries. Can hybridise with Banyalla (Pittosporum bicolor) producing very close lookalikes.