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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Campanulids
Ordo: Apiales

Familia: Pittosporaceae
Genera: AuranticarpaBentleyaBillardieraBursariaCheirantheraHymenosporumMarianthusPittosporumRhytidosporum
Paleogenera: †Xenopanax


Pittosporaceae R.Br., Voy. Terra Austral. 2: 542. (1814), nom. cons.

Type genus: Pittosporum Banks ex Gaertn., Fruct. Sem. Pl. 1: 286. (1788), nom. et typ. cons.


Brown, R. 1814. A Voyage to Terra Australis 2: 542.
Cayzer L.W., Crisp M.D., & Telford I.R.H. 2000. Auranticarpa, a new genus of Pittosporaceae from northern Australia. Australian Systematic Botany 13(6): 903–917. DOI: 10.1071/SB99022 Reference page.
Cayzer, L.W., Crisp, M.D. & Telford, I.R. 2004. Cladistic analysis and revision of Billardiera (Pittosporaceae). Australian Systematic Botany 17(1): 83-125. DOI: 10.1071/SB03028 Paywall ResearchGate Reference page.
Chandler G.T., Plunkett G.M., Pinney S.M., Cayzer L.W., & Gemmill C.E.C. 2007. Molecular and morphological agreement in Pittosporaceae: phylogenetic analysis with nuclear ITS and plastid trnL–trnF sequence data. Australian Systematic Botany 20(5): 390–401. DOI: 10.1071/SB07004 Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Pittosporaceae in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2020 Nov. 28. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Pittosporaceae. Published online. Accessed: Nov. 28 2020. 2020. Pittosporaceae. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 28 Nov. 2020.

Vernacular names
Deutsch: Klebsamengewächse
eesti: Vaiguseemnikulised
suomi: Kielopuukasvit
français: Pittosporacées
svenska: Glansbuskeväxter
中文: 海桐科

Pittosporaceae is a family of flowering plants that consists of 200–240 species of trees, shrubs, and lianas in 9 genera.[3] Habitats range from tropical to temperate climates of the Afrotropical, Indomalayan, Oceanian, and Australasian realms. The type genus is Pittosporum Banks ex Gaertn.[4]


Pittosporaceae are dioecious trees, shrubs, or twining vines, with leaves having pinnate venation, no stipules, and margins that are smooth.[5] Ovaries are superior, often with parietal placentation.[5] The style is undivided and straight, and the stigma is often lobed.[5] The fruit is a capsule or berry with the calyx being shed from the fruit.[5] The seeds are surrounded by sticky pulp that comes from secretions of the placental hairs.[5] The flowers have equal numbers of sepals, petals and stamens.[5]

Auranticarpa L.Cayzer, Crisp & I.Telford
Billardiera Sm.
Bursaria Cav.
Cheiranthera A.Cunn. ex Brongn.
Citriobatus A.Cunn. ex Putt.
Hymenosporum R.Br. ex F.Muell. (H. flavum being the sole species)
Pittosporum Banks & Sol. ex Gartn.


Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2009). "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III" (PDF). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 161 (2): 105–121. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00996.x. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
Pittosporaceae R.Br. , nom. cons. Brown, R. in Flinders, M. (1814), General remarks, geographical and systematical, on the Botany of Terra Australis. A Voyage to Terra Australis 2, Appendix III: 542
Sambamurty, A. V. S. S. (1 January 2005). Taxonomy of Angiosperms. I. K. International Pvt Ltd. p. 727. ISBN 978-81-88237-16-6.
"APNI Pittosporaceae". Australian Plant Name Index. IBIS database. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
Stevens, P.F. (2001 onwards) Pittosporaceae at 'Angiosperm Phylogeny Website. Version 12, July 2012 [and more or less continuously updated since.' Available at Retrieved 6 July 2018.

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