POS LB 242 4

Native to Western Australia, this small tree produces fruits that look rather like pears. The woodiness of the fruit protects the two-winged seeds within it from granivores (seed-eating animals) and fire. It splits into halves, either gradually over the course of several seasons of autumn rain followed by summer heat, or within hours in response to bushfire. This specimen, collected in 1905, is what is left once its seeds have been released.

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