from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of monocotyledonous plants of anomalous character, referred by the latest writers to the Liliaceæ, but formerly regarded as belonging to the Juncaceæ, or rush family.


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  • A number of Swan Coastal Plain woodland communities are listed as Endangered under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act: marri (Eucalyptus calophylla) – kingia (Kingia australis) woodlands on heavy soils, marri (Eucalyptus calophylla) – grass tree (Xanthorrhoea preissii) woodlands, and shrublands, shrublands, and woodlands of the eastern Swan Coastal Plain, shrublands and woodlands on Muchea Limestone of the Swan Coastal Plain, and shrublands and woodlands on Perth to Gingin ironstone.

    Swan Coastal Plain scrub and woodlands 2007


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