New South Wales
||Sand - Mix
Broad Leafed Grass Tree
This member of the
Xanthorrhoeaceae family was described by Robert Brown in 1810. It is
found in the open forests of New South Wales in Australia, growing
in sand or limestone. It can be found in protected areas, receiving
some water and some rain. The stem can eventually grow to one or
even two meters in height and 17-20 centimetres in diameter. The
plentiful flowers are white.
The genera name from the Greek
xanthos; 'yellow' and rheo; 'to flow', referring to the
yellow gum that can be extracted. The species name means
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Xanthorrhoeaceae is now part of the Asphodelaceae.