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In Richea sp, the petals are fused into an operculum which is shed when the flower is mature and the leaves sheath the stem.

  Richea acerosa Richea continentis Richea gunnii
  Richea  pandanifolia Richea scoparia Richea sprengelioides
  Richea x curtisiae    




Richea updated August 2017

Reference (accessed 23 January 2016):

Menadue, Y. & Crowden, R.K., (2000) Taxonomic revision of Richea R.Br. (Epacridaceae). Australian Systematic Botany. 13(5):773-802




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