Hakea ambigua Meisn.
Lehm., Pl.Preiss. 2:260 (1848)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 23 June 2003

Erect, rounded shrub, 1-3 m high. Fl. white-cream/yellow, Sep to Oct. Sandy clay or sand over sandstone, gravel. Hillslopes.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Fitzgerald, Southern Jarrah Forest, Western Mallee.

IMCRA Regions: Leeuwin-Naturaliste.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Busselton, Cranbrook, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Manjimup, Plantagenet.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister, N.S. Lander and K.R. Thiele, Tuesday 11 February 2020

Shrubs, 1-3 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves alternate, 40-100 mm mm long, 5-18 mm mm wide, glabrous; lamina flat, widest around the middle, entire. Inflorescences axillary, cream or yellow; pedicels 3-4 mm long. Perianth 5-6 mm long, glabrous; ovary glabrous; pistil 4-5.5 mm long, pollen presenter conical, style glabrous. Follicles 18-25 mm long, 10-13 mm wide, corky tetrahedral projections (on external surfaces of fruit) absent; seed 13-20 mm long (including wing), 5 mm wide, the wing discontinuous, marginal, extending down one lateral side only. Flowers in September or October. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Jarrah Forest (JF), Mallee (MAL) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).