Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. XAnthorrhoeaceae is the botanical name of a family of flowering plants. SUch a family has been recognized by most taxonomists, but the circumscription of the family has varied wildly. THe classification of Xanthorrhoeaceae has in the past included ten genera, listed in the Flora of Australia by Bedford et al. THis has been reduced over time to currently just one genus, Xanthorrhoea; while the other nine genera were placed into other families such as Laxmanniaceae and Dasypogonaceae, these remained in the lilioid order Asparagales, along with Xanthorrhoeaceae. THe family Xanthorrhoeaceae has been placed into four different orders over time. ACcording to Rudall this re-classification has been a consequence of improvement in molecular and morphological analysis. RE-classification is also a reflection of the increased emphasis on placing families within an appropriate order.