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Richea pandanifolia fragment.jpg
Richea pandanifolia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Richea

Richea is a genus of shrubs or trees in the family Ericaceae. The number of species is 10—12. The genus is very close with genus Dracophyllum.

Richea grows in island Tasmania and also in Australia; many species grows in mountains.

It is evergreen plants with the long leaves. Flowers are small; its color is white, yellow, pink or red.

The genus was named in honour of Claude Antoine Gaspard Riche (1762—1797), French botanist.[1]

The most well-known species is Richea pandanifolia. Its height may be 15 m. The common English name of this plant is the giant grass tree.

Richea may be an interest plant for gardens.

References[change | change source]

  1. Australian National Herbarium: Riche, Claude Antoine Gaspar (1762 - 1797)

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