Xylomelum angustifolium

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Sandplain woody pear
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Xylomelum
Species: X. angustifolium
Binomial name
Xylomelum angustifolium
Meisn.[1]

Xylomelum angustifolium, the sandplain woody pear, is a tree species in the family Proteaceae, endemic to Western Australia. A mature Xylomelum angustifolium grows from 2 to 7 metres though trees up to 10m have been observed. Produces cream flowers between December and February though flowering can commence as early as September in its northern range.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Xylomelum angustifolium". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government. 
  2. ^ Paczkowska, G.; Chapman, A. (2000). The Western Australian Flora. Wildflower Society of Western Australia: a descriptive catalogue. p. 505. ISBN 0-646-40243-9. 
  3. ^ T.D. Macfarlane (21 August 2008). "Xylomelum Sm". Flora Base. Department of Environment and Conservation: Western Australian Herbarium. Retrieved 2008-09-04.