Jacob H. von Muell,
Lofty Grass-Tree, Rock Grass-Tree, Blackboy
This member of the
Xanthorrhoeaceae family was described by Ferdinand Jacob Heinrich
von Muell in 1864. It is
found in the southern part of Australia, growing in sandy or other
well drained soil with little to some water and lots of sun. The
stem will (in 100 years or more) grow up to one meter in height
and 25 centimetres in diameter, the leaves to 60 centimetres long.
The flowers are crème colour, and seeds seems to be the only way of
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 'with
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Xanthorrhoeaceae is now part of the Asphodelaceae.
My plant tend to grow the most