Blancoa canescens Lindl. Winter Bell
Sketch Veg.Swan R. 45 (1840)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 12 July 1994

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.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Dandaragan Plateau, Geraldton Hills, 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.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Tuesday 14 January 2020

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.