PlantNET Home PlantNET Home | Search NSW Flora | Contact Us  
FloraOnline
Introduction
Plant Name Search
Index Search
Spatial Search
Identification Keys
Classification
Glossary
HerbLink (Type Images)
WeedAlert
Other PlantNET Sites
Other Data Sources
NEW SOUTH WALES FLORA ONLINE Printable Page

Blandfordia nobilis Sm.
Family Blandfordiaceae
Common name: Christmas Bells, Gadigalbudyari (Cadigal)

Blandfordia nobilis Sm. APNI*

Description: Tufted perennial herb.

Leaves to 75 cm long; lamina channelled, keeled, usually to 3 mm but up to 5 mm, wide, margins straight and slightly thickened, crenulate-scabrid or smooth.

Scape to c. 80 cm long and c. 6 mm diam.; inflorescence loosely racemose, 3–20-flowered; pedicels to 3.5 cm long, much longer than subtending bract. Perianth usually 2–3 cm long, brownish red with yellow lobes; tube narrowed in lower third, expanded and ± cylindrical above, to c. 1 cm wide at throat; lobes ovate, obtuse but apiculate, c. 5 mm long. Stamens attached just below middle of perianth tube; free part of filament 1.5–2 cm long; anther oblong, 2–2.8 mm long.

Capsule to c. 6 cm long including style; stipe to c. 2.5 cm long.


Illustration

Photo © ANBG

Herbarium
Sheet

Flowering: late spring to summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sloping sandstone country and swampy areas in coastal districts and on the ranges; chiefly from Sydney to Milton and inland to Braidwood.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, CT, ST
AVH map***

A moderately variable species with extremes approaching B. grandiflora in the northern parts of its range, suggesting the species may hybridize.

Text by A. L. Quirico
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
  Privacy | Copyright | Disclaimer | About PlantNET | Cite PlantNET