Key to Tasmanian Dicots
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Telopea (Proteaceae) 3:612
Tasmania has one species of Telopea. This is an erect shrub or small tree. The scarlet flowers in heads (strictly speaking, compressed spikes) are unmistakable. The fruit are also distinctive - long, curved pod-like woody follicles that contain numerous winged seeds, that overlap like tiles.

 
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