Hakea baxteri R.Br.
Prodr. Suppl. 28 (1830)
Monday 23 June 2003
Erect, open shrub, 1-5 m high. Fl. brown, Oct to Nov. Grey sand over laterite.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Fitzgerald, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Cranbrook, Dumbleyung, Gnowangerup, Narrogin, Plantagenet.
Chris Hollister and Nicholas S. Lander,
Tuesday 8 April 2008
Habit and leaf form. Shrubs, 1–5 m high. Leaves alternate, leaves 35–50(–80) mm long overall. Leaf blade 35–50(–80) mm long, 25–60(–90) mm wide, undissected, flabelliform, flat; margins prickly (at apex); indumentum absent.
Inflorescence and floral features. Inflorescence axillary, racemose. Flowers pedicellate, brown. Pedicel 3–4 mm long. Perianth (perigone) 8–10 mm long. Pistil 7.5–10 mm long. Pollen presenter oblique.
Fruit and seed features. Fruit 34–50 mm long, 20–35 mm wide; corky tetrahedral projections absent; red-brown and pale wood zones absent. Seed 20–30 mm long; wing discontinuous, marginal, extending ± unequally down each lateral side.
Distribution. Western Australia. IBRA Bioregions SW: GS, SWA, AW, JF, MAL, and ESP.
Habitat. Amongst low trees (heathland); in sand, quartzite, laterite.
Flowering Time. October to November.
Etymology. Baxteri: honouring William Baxter (fl. 1823–1830), botanical collector mainly for the Clapton Nursery, London; collected along the South coast of Western Australia and also in South Australia.
Descriptions were generated using DELTA format and DELTA software: Dallwitz (1980) and Dallwitz, Paine and Zurcher (1993 onwards, 1995 onwards, 1998)