50 Interesting Trees That Start With X (Including Pictures)

There are many different types of trees. Some trees grow tall, while others grow short.

50 Interesting Trees That Start With X (Including Pictures)

Some trees produce fruit, while others don’t. Some trees have leaves, while others do not. There are many different types of tree. But, not many begin with the letter X.

If you’ve been on the hunt for these, you’ve come to the right place. Here, we’ll explore trees that start with X. 

Xylophytes 

Xylophytes 

A xylophyte is a type of plant that grows in woodlands and forests. A xylophyte is usually found growing near water. Many xylophytes have thick bark. The bark can be brown or gray. It may also be greenish or yellowish.  

Examples of xylophytes include: 

  • Birch
  • Willow
  • Maple
  • Poplar
  • Spruce
  • Cypress

Xylospermum 

Xylospermum 

Xylospermum is a genus of flowering plants in the family Apocynaceae, native to South America. The name means “woody seed”. It was named by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. 

Xanthorrhoea

Xanthorrhoea

Xanthorrhoeas are shrubs or small trees from Australia. They are known for their yellow flowers.

Xanthoria

Xanthoria

Xanthoria aren’t strictly trees themselves, but fungi that live on decaying wood. They can be white, brown, gray, black, red, orange, or yellow in color.  

Xanthium 

Xanthium 

Xanthiums are a group of herbs and shrubs in the Asteraceae (daisy) family. Most members of this group contain toxic substances called pyrrolizidine alkaloids. These toxins cause liver damage if eaten. 

Xanthophloea

Xanthophloea

Xanthophloeus are tropical evergreen trees belonging to the legume family Fabaceae. They grow up to 20 meters high. The leaves are long and narrow. 

Xanthophylls 

Xanthophylls 

Xanthophylls are shrubs or trees from New Zealand. They are also known as kauri gum trees. 

Xanthorhiza 

Xanthorhiza are shrubs or trees that grow in India. They are also known by the common names Indian lilac, Indian laurel, and Indian bayberry. 

Xanthorrhoea 

Xanthorrhoea are shrubs or trees in Madagascar. They are also known for their bright pink flowers. 

Xanthorhinum

Xanthorhinum is a genus of flowering plants from the family Rubiaceae. They are commonly known as coral trees. 

Xanthostemon

Xanthostemon

Xanthostemon are shrubs or trees belonging to the mint family. They are mostly grown in Mediterranean climates. They are also known under the common names lemon balm, lemon verbena, and citronella.

Xanthostigma

Xanthostigma are shrubs or trees of the family Myrtaceae. They are most often found in southern Brazil. 

Xanthotrichia

Xantho Trichia are shrubs or trees which belong to the family Rubiaceae. They are native to eastern and southeastern Asia.

Xanthozona

 Xanthozona are shrubs or trees whose fruits are used as food.

Xanthopanax

Xanthopanax

Xanthopanax are shrubs or trees found in China, Japan , Korea, and Taiwan. Their fruits are edible.

Xanthopus

Xanthopus

Xanthopus are shrubs or trees. They are native to eastern and southeastern Asian countries including China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan.

Xerophyta

The Xerophyta are a group of plants that includes the genera Dictamnus, Eriobotrya, Ginkgo, Glyptostrobus, Ilex, Lithocarpus, Quercus, Salix, Taxillus, and Viburnum.

Xylocarpus 

Xylocarpus are shrubs or trees with spiny foliage that belong to the family Anacardiaceae. They are native to Southeast Asia and northern Australia.

Xylophilus

Rutaceae

Xylophilus are shrubs or trees belonging to the family Rutaceae. They are native primarily to the Americas and Southeast Asia.

Xylosma

Xylosma are shrubs or trees native to Australia. They are also known to be poisonous.

Xylotyra

Xylotyra

Xylotyra are shrubs or trees growing in the Himalayas. They have yellowish-white flowers.

Xylotolepis

Xylotolepis are shrubs or trees indigenous to Mexico. They are also known locally as “chicle.”

Xyloxylin

Xyloxylin

Xyloxylin are shrubs or trees endemic to Australia. They are known for their large size and ability to withstand drought conditions.

Xanthophytes

An xanthophyte is a type of plant that grows in tropical regions. This plant has long thin leaves. It is a member of the order Zingiberales. The name comes from the Greek words xanthos meaning “yellow” and phyton meaning “plant.”

Xanthorrhoea

Xanthorrhoeas are shrubs or trees from the family Euphorbiaceae. They grow in tropical areas around the world.

Xanthorrhiza

Xanthorrhizas are shrubs or small trees that grow in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Vanuatu, Samoa, Tonga, Cook Islands, Kiribati, Micronesia, and Hawaii.

They are also known as “bastard ginger” because they look like ginger but taste different.

Xanthorhiza

Xanthorhizas are shrubs, herbs, or vines that grow in tropical America. They are commonly called “candytuft,” “candied flower,” “candy vine,” “candy bush,” “candy tree,” “candy vine” or “candy vine maple”.

Xanthorhyza

Xanthorhyzas are shrubs or herbs that grow in tropical Africa. They are also known by the common names “candytuft” or “candy bush.”

Xanthopanax

Xanthopanax (2)

Xanthopanaxes are evergreen shrubs that grow in China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Russia. They are used in traditional Chinese medicine.

Xanthous

Xanthous refers to something that looks yellow. A xanthous plant is one that produces more than normal amounts of yellow pigment.

Xanthus

The term xanthus was coined by Linnaeus. He used it to describe plants that had very thick stems.

Xenarthron

Xenarthron

Xenarthrons are a group of flowering plants in the family Apocynaceae. They are native to South America and they are most commonly used to produce latex. 

Xeranthemum

Xeranthemum

A xeranthemum is a perennial plant that grows in temperate climates. It is often found growing in rocky places. There are many species of xeranthemum.

Xerophyllum

Xerophyllum

Xerophyllum are shrubs or herbs. They have short-stalked leaves. They are members of the family Polygonaceae.

Xylospermum

Xylospermum

Xylospermum is a genus of flowering plants in the tribe Salsoleae of the subfamily Asclepiadoideae. The name comes from the Greek words xylon meaning wood and sperma meaning seed.

Xeranthemum

Xeranthemum (2)

Xeranthemum is derived from the Greek words for “dryness” and “flower.” This is because these plants have no water storage tissues. They do not store water in their roots, stems, or leaves.

Instead, they use the sun’s energy to create sugars that they can use for photosynthesis. These plants are usually found near rivers and streams.

Xylophagalatops

Xylophagalatops

Xylophagalatopsis is a monotypic genus of flowering plants in the Sapindaceae family. The sole species is Xylophagalataops. It is endemic to Madagascar.

Xylosoma

Xylosomas are trees that belong to the family Rosaceae. They are found in North America.

Xylospermae

Xylospermae

Xylospermas are a group of flowering plants in the Fabaceae family. They are native to Australia and New Guinea.

Xanthorhyza

Candy tufts

Xanthorhyzas are shrubs or herbs that are native to tropical Africa. They are commonly called candy tufts.

Xanthoxylum

Xanthoxylum is a tree that belongs to the family Rutaceae. It is native to eastern Asia.

Xanthophylla

Xanthophylla

Xanthophylla is a genus of flowering plant in the mint family Lamiaceae. The common names of this genus are golden pinks. This genus includes about 40 species.

Xanthostemon

Xanthostemon (2)

Xanthostemon is a genus of flowering shrub or small tree in the citrus family.

Xanthothrix

Xanthothrix is a genus of flowering bush or small tree in the pea family Fabaceae. The common names are yellowwood and yellow woodpecker. This genus includes about 30 species.

Xanthurensis

Cucurbitaceae

Xanthurensis is a genus of flowering vine in the family Cucurbitaceae.

Xanthidium

Cucurbitaceae (2)

Xanthidium is a genus of flowering vines in the family Cucurbitaceae.

Xanthyplectron

Xanthyplectron is a genus of flowering tree in the family Moraceae. It has been used as an ornamental plant since ancient times.

Xylodendron

Xylodendron

Xylodendron is a genus of coniferous trees in the family Pinaceae.

Xylographa

Xylographa

Xylographa is a genus of flowering vines in the family Malvaceae.

Xanthostemon

Apiaceae.

Xanthostemon is an herbaceous perennial plant in the family Apiaceae.

In Conclusion 

As you can see, there is a wide variety of trees, plants and also shrubs that begin with the letter X. We hope you’ve discovered something new and exciting!

Morgan Daniels

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