Xanthorrhoea fulva

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Xanthorrhoea fulva
Xanthorrhoea fulva RBG Sydney.JPG
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asphodelaceae
Subfamily: Xanthorrhoeoideae
Genus: Xanthorrhoea
Species: X. fulva
Binomial name
Xanthorrhoea fulva
(A.T.Lee) D.J.Bedford

Xanthorrhoea fulva is a species of grasstree of the genus Xanthorrhoea native to New South Wales and Queensland. It was previously regarded as a subspecies of Xanthorrhoea resinosa,[1] but reclassified as a species in its own right in 1986.[2]

Unlike some other grasstrees, it lacks a trunk, and instead grows from one or more underground stems. The leaves are blue-green or blue-grey and depressed in cross section. It flowers from August to October.[3]

Xanthorrhoea fulva grows in wet sandy areas from Wyong on the New South Wales Central Coast north into Queensland.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Xanthorrhoea resinosa subsp. fulva A.T.Lee". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government. 
  2. ^ "Xanthorrhoea fulva (A.T.Lee) D.J.Bedford". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government. 
  3. ^ a b D.J.Bedford. "New South Wales Flora Online: Xanthorrhoea fulva". Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney, Australia.