Meaning of name: Phlebocarya is from the Greek words phlebos, meaning vein, and caryon, meaning nut. Ciliata is from the Latin cilium, meaning eye-lash, botanically it refers to having or fringed with fine hairs.
Distribution: Occurs from Jurien Bay to Albany.
Remarks: A tufted plant. The thin leaves growing to 65 centimetres long. The cream flowers are produced from September to November.
References: Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharr. 1996.
Flora of the Perth Region. NG Marchant, JR Wheeler, BL Rye, EM Bennett, NS Lander, TD Macfarlane. 1987.