Native Apricot, Pittosporum angustifolium, a small tree, growing up to 10 m, has thrived in the Lockington Landcare Railway Reveg plantings. This species is native to the district, and still persists along roadsides, particularly in loamy soil in dry land areas. The bird life established in the railway reserve are progressively spreading the seed along the line, and on adjacent road verges, resulting in considerable reveg.
An attractive plant, it has scope for garden, and bush food planting, and is able to persist close to much larger trees. The fruits are orange and about 2 cm, oval in shape. The gum when extracted from the branches is similar to gum arabic. The seed was ground into a flour by aboriginals, and used as a food.
Source: Plants of Western New South Wales