One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small western Australian shrub, Pimelea physodes (family Thymelaeaceae), with greyish-green leaves and bell-shaped reddish-yellow bracts enclosing the flowers.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Bulletin. From Qualup (also Quailup), the name of an estate in Western Australia, where the plant was first observed + bell.
qualup bell/ˌkweɪləp ˈbɛl/
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