Richea

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Glabrous shrubs or small trees; branchlets often with prominent annular scars from fallen leaves. Leaves completely sheathing stems at base, usually concolorous, parallel-veined. Flowers bisexual, glabrous, in terminal spikes or panicles; individual flowers subtended by 0–several persistent or caducous bracts and/or bracteoles; corolla ovoid, ellipsoid or conical, ± closed at apex, not separating into lobes but splitting transversely near the base, the upper part (operculum) shed, the lower cup-like part persisting; stamens 4 or 5, free from corolla; filaments inserted at base of ovary, often persistent until fruiting; nectary absent or of indistinct scales; ovary 5-locular, with many ovules per locule, style filiform, inserted in a depression between the carpels. Fruit a loculicidal capsule.

Endemic Australian genus of 11 species.

Source: Albrecht, D.E. (1996). Epacridaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
 
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Ericales
family Ericaceae
Higher taxa
genus Richea
Subordinate taxa