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Splendida requires substantial and consistent amounts of rainfall to reach peak flowering. Schoenia macivorii, a beautiful everlasting, also requires large amounts of rainfall to emerge in abundance. In particular years Rhodanthe sterilescens can completely dominate in regions such as Carnegie in Western Australia, and other species are not seen. Some species are very site-specific and do not range over large areas and may never occur in large numbers. Such species include Rhodanthe oppositifiolia subsp.
21 Australian Seeds Some of the most spectacular of Australia’s plants produce seeds that are very difficult to germinate. Clockwise from top left: Astroloma xerophyllum, Boronia fastigiata, Hibbertia subvaginata, Calactasia narragara. Recurrent fires within Australian ecosystems provide a periodic situation of an open environment with enhanced conditions of moisture, light and nutrients, normally ensuring the survival of germinated seeds, particularly if the fire has occurred immediately prior to winter.
19). Berries. In these fruits the whole pericarp is fleshy or succulent, except for the outer skin, and they can contain one or more seeds. 20), are typical. In the Cucurbitaceae are many different forms of berries, technically referred to as pepos (Latin for ‘pumpkin’), that have a hard rind partly formed from the floral tube; examples occur in Cucumis (cucumber), Mukia, and Luffa (vegetable sponge). The Australian Rutaceae also have specialised examples of berries, such as those in the tropical genera Glycosmis and Micromelum where the fruit resembles a very small orange.