What is another word for xanthorroea?

3 synonyms found


[ zˌanθəɹˈi͡ə], [ zˌanθəɹˈi‍ə], [ z_ˌa_n_θ_ə_ɹ_ˈiə]

Xanthorrhoea is a genus of plants native to Australia. Also known as grasstrees, blackboys or yakkas, they are characterized by their tall, upright trunks and long, grass-like leaves that sprout from the top. The name xanthorrhoea comes from the Greek words "xanthos" meaning yellow and "rhoea" meaning flow, alluding to the yellow resin that flows from the plant's trunk. Other synonyms for xanthorrhoea include grass tree, grasstree, kangaroo tail, and balga. Indigenous Australians have used these plants for a variety of purposes, including making tools, weapons, and food. They are also popular ornamental plants due to their unique appearance and drought tolerance.

Related words: xanthorroea flowers, xanthorroeas, xanthorroeae

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    How to use "Xanthorroea" in context?

    The name of the specimen, xanthorroea, means "yellow-brown" and appropriately describes the uniform mid-brown color of the shell in life. The discovery of the new species was made during a dredging expedition on the island of Bonaire, part of the Dutch Antilles.

    The shell of xanthorroea is basic in shape, with a bluntly umbilicate shape. The aperture is circular and inflated, with a thin rim. The type specimen measures 5.9 cm in diameter and 7.5 cm in height.

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