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 e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Commelinales
Family: Haemodoraceae
Subfamily: Conostylidoideae
Genus: Blancoa
Lindl.
Species: B. canescens
Binomial name
Blancoa canescens
Lindl.
Haemodoraceae26Blancoacanescens.png
Collection data from Australasian Virtual Herbarium Blancoa canescens

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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