Xanthorrhoea resinosa

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Xanthorrhoea resinosa
Xanthorrhoea Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park5.JPG
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Australia
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asphodelaceae
Subfamily: Xanthorrhoeoideae
Genus: Xanthorrhoea
Species: X. resinosa
Binomial name
Xanthorrhoea resinosa
Pers.
Synonyms
  • Xanthorrhoea hastilis Pers.
  • Xanthorrhoea resinifera (Sol. ex Kite) E.C.Nelson & D.J.Bedford, nom. inval.

Xanthorrhoea resinosa (synonyms X. hastilis, X. resinifera[1]), is known as one of the grass trees, a mid-sized plant in the genus Xanthorrhoea.[2] The specific epithet is from the Latin, meaning “having resin”.[3] This perennial shrub is found in heathland or eucalyptus forest.

This plant usually has no trunk, or a small trunk about 60 cm (24 in) high, under the skirt of leaves. It may grow to 2.5 metres (8 ft) tall. Similar in appearance to Xanthorrhoea media. The leaves are only 3 to 4 mm wide and glaucous. Flowering occurs between August and October. The flowering spike is shorter than the scape, and is particularly furry, due to the felty bracts.

References[edit]

  1. ^ World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, retrieved 2011-06-27 
  2. ^ "Xanthorrhoea resinosa ". PlantNET - NSW Flora Online, retrieved February 8th, 2011. 
  3. ^ Les Robinson - Field Guide to the Native Plants of Sydney, ISBN 978-0-7318-1211-0 page 278