Xanthorrhoea glauca

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Xanthorrhoea glauca
Xanthorrhoea Mt Cabrebald 1.jpg
Grass tree forest – Barrington Tops National Park, Australia
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asphodelaceae
Subfamily: Xanthorrhoeoideae
Genus: Xanthorrhoea
Species: X. glauca
Binomial name
Xanthorrhoea glauca
  • Xanthorrhoea australis R.Br.

Xanthorrhoea glauca, known as the grass tree, is a large plant in the genus Xanthorrhoea,[1] widespread in eastern Australia. The trunk can grow in excess of 5 metres tall, and may be many branched. It is occasionally seen in large communities in nutrient rich soils. The leaves are a grey or bluish glaucous green.

Two sub-species are recognised; subspecies angustifolia and glauca.


  1. ^ "Xanthorrhoea glauca". PlantNET - NSW Flora Online, retrieved Feb 8th, 2011.