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Blancoa canescens Lindl.
Winter Bell

Sketch Veg.Swan R. 45 (1840)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Rhizomatous, caespitose, clumped perennial, herb, 0.1-0.4 m high, inflorescences nodding. Fl. red, Jun to Sep. White, grey or yellow/red sand over laterite.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 12 July 1994

Scientific Description

Leaves flat, 40-205 mm long, 1.5-4 mm wide; bristles or hairs on the leaf margin absent; hairs on the surface of the leaf present. Scape present, hairy, 65-200 mm long. Inflorescence subtended by a bract 7-9 mm long, with several flowers; floral bracts 4-6 mm long; pedicels present, 3-10 mm long; flowers 28-41 mm long. Perianth hairy, radially symmetrical, uniformly coloured, red, with six more or less equal tepals, the inner segments 6-9 mm long. Stamens six, in one level; filaments 0.6-1 mm long; anther 4-5.3 mm long, without an appendage. Style 18-32 mm long. Flowers in June, July, August or September. Occurs in the Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain and Avon Wheatbelt IBRA bioregion(s), of the South-west Botanical Province.

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 18 January 2020


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions
Dandaragan Plateau, Geraldton Hills, Katanning, Lesueur Sandplain, Perth.
IMCRA Regions
Central West Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Armadale, Carnamah, Chittering, Coorow, Dandaragan, Gingin, Gosnells, Irwin, Kalamunda, Perth, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Swan, York.