|Tasmanian Christmas bell|
The bell-shaped flowers are red with yellow tips and are about 4 cm long. They occur in a terminal raceme on a stalk up to 1 metre in height and are usually very prominent in their native habitat, often rising above ground-level vegetation between mid-spring and early autumn. The leaves, which are strap-like and slightly serrated on the edges, range between 15 and 45 cm in length.
An Australian 50c stamp depicting the species was issued on 13 February 2007.
- "Blandfordia punicea (Labill.) Sweet". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government.
- Cochrane, G.R.; Fuhrer, B.A.; Rotherdam, E.M.; Simmons, J.; Simmons, M. & Willis, J.H. (1980). Flowers and Plants of Victoria and Tasmania. A.H. & A.W. Reed. ISBN 0589502565.
- "Plant: Blandfordia punicea". Australian Plants on Stamps. Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research. Retrieved 22 September 2012.