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Pittosporum undulatum Vent.

Descr.Pl.Nouv. 76,Tab.76 (1802)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Alien to Western Australia
Name Status

Tree, to 5 m high. Fl. cream-white. Creek & river banks.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 1 October 1997


IBRA Regions
Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.
IBRA Subregions
Fitzgerald, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Albany, Augusta Margaret River, Capel, Dardanup, Denmark, Manjimup, Murray, Nannup, Subiaco.

Management Notes (for the Swan NRM Region)

General Biology. Growth form. Small tree. Reproduction. Seed. Dispersal. Birds, possums, other mammals, garden refuse. Time to first flowering. 5 years. Vegetative regeneration strategy. Resprouts from base. Woody structure. Diffuse porous. Seedbank persistence. Short, months. Fire response. Fire will kill most adult plants and destroy the soil seed bank. The higher light conditions following fire are not conducive to seedling establishment.

Additional information. Origin. Eastern Australia. History of use/introduction. Garden escape, restoration plantings.

Suggested method of management and control. Hand pull or dig out seedlings and saplings ensuring removal of all roots. Cut to base and paint with 50% glyphosate, stem injection with 50% glyphosate or apply 250 ml Access® in 15 L of diesel to basal 50 cm of trunk (basal bark). Fire could be a useful tool for slowing down the invasion process and carefully targeted control work following fire could lead to eradication of populations. Read the manufacturers' labels and material safety data sheets before using herbicides. For further information consult the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority to determine the status of permits for your situation or state.

Management Calendar

Calendar Type Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Comments
Flowering           O Y Y Y Y O    
Fruiting           Y Y Y         Mature
Germination   O Y Y Y O              
Optimum Treatment Y Y Y Y Y O O O O O O O  

Legend: Y = Yes, regularly, O = Occasionally, U = Uncertain, referred by others but not confirmed.



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