Xanthorrhoeaceae

Xanthorrhoeaceae is a family in which taxonomic opinions varied. The APG II system gives the option for some members of the families Asphodelaceae and Hemerocallidaceae such as, Agrostocrinum, Bulbine, Bulbinella, Hemerocallis, Johnsonia, and Trachyandra to be included in this family. In a strict sense (sensu stricto), the family Xanthorrhoeaceae is monogeneric with only the genus Xanthorrhoea. In this sense, the family includes 66 species, all native to Australia. Habitats range from temperate to tropical. Plants are shrubs, or ‘arborescent’, and resinous.

We have the genus Xanthorrhoea represented for this family (sensu stricto) on the wiki.


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