Fl. Australia 46: 226 (1986) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Stem almost totally subterranean, branched underground. Leaves forming an uneven open tuft, depressed-obtriangular, sometimes concave above, 2.3–7.0 mm wide, 1–2 mm thick, grey, glaucous. Inflorescence with flower-bearing part 45–65 cm long, 22–28 mm diam., 0.3–0.5 times as long as non-flowering axis which is 90–120 cm long and 10.0–17.5 mm diam.; bracts around flowers prominent, narrow-triangular. Sepals with apex acute, without an adaxial projection; petals hairy in distal portion, with a large adaxial projection. Flowers Oct.–Dec.
DunT, EGL, Glep, GGr, LoM, OtP, VVP, WaP, Wim. Also SA. Scattered occurrences throughout south-western Victoria, with an isolated record near Cape Conran in the far east of the state.
This species has previously been regarded as a putative hybrid between Xanthorrhoea australis and X. minor. Plants of at least one of these two species are usually present near populations of X. caespitosa.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|