Blancoa

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Blancoa
Blancoa canescens - Winter Bell-2.JPG
Flower of Blancoa canescens taken at Lesueur National Park, Western Australia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Commelinales
Family: Haemodoraceae
Genus: Blancoa
Lindl.
Species: B. canescens
Binomial name
Blancoa canescens
Lindl.

Blancoa is a genus with a single species of perennial herb in the family Haemodoraceae, endemic to the south west of Western Australia.

The sole species in the genus is Blancoa canescens, the winter bell. It has nodding red to pink flowers, clumping habit and grows to around 40 cm in height.[1]

The genus is named after Francisco Manuel Blanco, a Spanish friar and botanist.

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