Karo (Pittosporum crassifolium)
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A dark blue dye is obtained from the seeds.
The plant is a potential source of saponins. Saponins can be used to as a soap and, because of their bitter taste, they also have potential as a bird deterrent by spraying them over the plants. The bitterness can be easily removed by washing (or by the next rainfall!).
Very tolerant of pruning and maritime exposure, this plant can be grown as a protective hedge by the coast in mild maritime areas[11, 29, 49, 75].
The plant has an extensive root system and can be used for binding sandy soils, dunes etc.
Wood – very tough. Used for inlay[46, 61].
Cultivation & Habitat
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