Key to Tasmanian Dicots

 Richea Xcurtisiae (Ericaceae) not in the Students Flora


Richea Xcurtisiae is a hybrid between Richea scoparia and R. pandanifolia. These hybrids are relatively common wherever both species occur (especially after disturbance).

They are similar to R. alpina in leaf and inflorescence form. However, they usually have an erect habit, whereas R. alpina is very short and unbranched or is broadly spreading. R. alpina is restricted to the high mountains of the deep south-west  (Frankland, Wilmot, Western and Eastern Arthur Ranges, Mt Bobs), whereas Richea Xcurtisiae occurs in the west and central mountains, especially after disturbance.



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