One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small tropical evergreen tree with white flowers and yellowish-orange fruit.
Genus Pittosporum, family Pittosporaceae: several species, in particular the Australian P. undulatum, with fragrant flowers and hard yellowish timber used in making golf clubs, and the South African P. viridifolium
- ‘Trees planted since 2001 include the river bush willow, the cheesewood, the red currant, the mountain seringa, the baobab and the wild pomegranate.’
- ‘The wood is reportedly little used - being soft and white, which may account for the common name - cheesewood.’
- ‘This week Lismore Council planted 30 mature trees - tuckeroo and white cheesewood - in the new garden beds in the centre of the street.’
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