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Family: XANTHORRHOEACEAE 

 Xanthorrhoea quadrangulata
 
   

In 2009, after four years of intense growing.

  
Author:  Ferdinand Jacob Heinrich von Muell 1864
Family:  Xanthorrhoeaceae
Habitat:  Southern Australia
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Minimum - Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  25 centimetres
Height:  100 centimetres
Flower:  Crème colour
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  Mt Lofty Grass-tree, Rock Grass-tree, Blackboy
Synonyms:  -
Got it from:  Loulé, Portugal
Year:  2005

The roots of a four year old seedling is rather swollen.

Did not look much when I received it.

   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 reproducing.

Former member of the Juncaceae and the Liliaceae family.

My plant tend to grow the most in winters.

Photo from Konrad Wothe

Five years has added quite some to the base, but not much to the height.

Kingdom SubKingdom SuperDivision Division SubDivision Class SubClass SuperOrder Order Family Genus Species
PLANTAE Tracheophyta Spermatophytes Magnoliophyta Magnoliophytina Liliopsida Liliidae

Lilianae

Agavales Xanthorrhoeaceae Xanthorrhoea quadrangulata