Xanthorrhoea minor

Common name: 

Small Grass-tree

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Midlands, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, East Gippsland (CDEJKNPRSTVWXZ) also SA

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Sandy soils in heathlands and heathy woodlands1

Flower description:

Membranous perianth1


Grass-tree without an above-ground trunk2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

The flower-bearing section of the flowering spike is shorter than or equal to the non-flowering section. A large above ground stem/trunk is never present. Leaves are triangular in cross-section2,1

Image of Xanthorrhoea minor
Image of Xanthorrhoea minor Image: David Meagher
Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria
2 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.