Pittosporaceae

 

 

Genera : 9

Species: 200 - 240

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Distribution: Widespread in the Old World tropics and in Australasia.

Economic Uses: Some species are cultivated for their fragrant flowers.

Defining Features of Interest: The family has been classified by some botanists with the Saxifragaceae.

Fossil Evidence: Fossil record limited to some flowers in amber deposits.