Pittosporum Phylliraeoides (Weeping Pittosporum) or Native Apricot, also known as Western Pittosporum, Gumbi Gumbi, Cumbi Cumbi, Berrigan, Bitter Bush, Cheesewood, Snotty Gobbles, Native Willow occurs naturally in lower rainfall areas of Southern Australia excluding Tasmania.
This drought hardy tree can grow to 12 metres, is of weeping appearance with long and slender leaves to 10cm. The fruit changes from green to yellow/orange when ripe splits open with red sticky seeds.
An infusion of the seeds, fruit pulp, leaves or wood was injested for the relief of pain and cramps. Decoction of the fruits was drunk and applied for eczema and pruritus. Bush medicine, for colds, cramps, itching.
Gum from damaged branches. Seeds ground for flour.
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