Xanthorrhoea arborea

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Xanthorrhoea arborea
Xanthorrhoea Chatswood West.JPG
Chatswood West, Australia
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asphodelaceae
Subfamily: Xanthorrhoeoideae
Genus: Xanthorrhoea
Species: X. arborea
Binomial name
Xanthorrhoea arborea

Xanthorrhoea arborea a species of grasstree of the genus Xanthorrhoea native to New South Wales and Queensland. It was one of the many species authored by the Scottish botanist Robert Brown.[1]

It grows a trunk up to 2 metres (7 ft) tall. The leaves are dull green to blue-grey, 5 to 8 mm wide. It flowers from January to April, depending on fire.[2][3]

Xanthorrhoea arborea grows in dry sclerophyll forests around the Sydney Basin on the New South Wales Central Coast westwards over the Great Divide to Rylstone.[2]


  1. ^ "Xanthorrhoea arborea R.Br.". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government. 
  2. ^ a b D.J.Bedford. "New South Wales Flora Online: Xanthorrhoea arborea". Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney, Australia. 
  3. ^ Les Robinson - Field Guide to the Native Plants of Sydney, ISBN 978-0-7318-1211-0 page 278