David John Bedford, 1986
New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria; Australia
Medium - Maximum
Black Gin (=Black Woman)
Xanthorrhoea glauca subsp. angustifolia,
This member of the Xanthorrhoeaceae
family was descried by David John Bedford in 1986. It is mainly found in
New South Wales, but can also be seen in Queensland. It grow in a
well drained soil with some water when in growth and some to lots of
sun. As for the other Xanthorrhoeas, the stem grow only
around one centimetre a year, but can reach a height of two to five
meters, and a diameter of 25 centimetres. The flowers are crème
name from the Greek xanthos; 'yellow' and rheo; 'to
flow', referring to the yellow gum that can be extracted. The
species name means 'bloom has thin powder'.
* In the wild, the
seeds will germinate after a bushfire. It is not the heat, but the
smoke which triggers them. More exact: The butenolide -
3-methyl-2H-furo[2,3-C]pyran-2-one - in smoke induces germination.
effect can be made by either smoking the seeds or soak them in water
with smoked paper which can be bought or simply smoke some paper or cloth
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Xanthorrhoeaceae is now part of the Asphodelaceae.