Hakea amplexicaulis R.Br. Prickly Hakea
Trans.Linn.Soc.London 10:184 (1810)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 23 June 2003

Erect, slender, lignotuberous shrub, 1-3 m high. Fl. white/cream-pink, Aug to Oct. Clay, loam, gravel, laterite.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.

IBRA Subregions: Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren, Western Mallee.

IMCRA Regions: Leeuwin-Naturaliste, WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Armadale, Augusta-Margaret River, Beverley, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Busselton, Capel, Chittering, Cockburn, Collie, Dardanup, Denmark, Donnybrook-Balingup, Gnowangerup, Gosnells, Harvey, Kalamunda, Manjimup, Mundaring, Murray, Nannup, Plantagenet, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Waroona, York.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Nicholas S. Lander, Tuesday 8 April 2008

Habit and leaf form. Shrubs, 1–3 m high. Leaves alternate, leaves 65–200 mm long overall. Leaf blade 65–200 mm long, 20–65 mm wide, undissected, ovate, flat; margins prickly; indumentum absent.

Inflorescence and floral features. Inflorescence axillary, racemose. Flowers pedicellate, white. Pedicel 6–14 mm long. Perianth (perigone) 4–6 mm long. Pistil 8–14.5 mm long. Pollen presenter oblique.

Fruit and seed features. Fruit 30–35 mm long, 12–15 mm wide; corky tetrahedral projections absent; red-brown and pale wood zones absent. Seed 26–30 mm long; 9–11 mm wide; wing discontinuous, marginal or apical, extending down one lateral side only.

Distribution. Western Australia. IBRA Bioregions SW: SWA, JF, and WAR.

Habitat. Amongst tall (sclerophyll) shrubland, or low (sclerophyll) shrubland; in gravelly soil, or loam, or clay (laterite).

Flowering Time. August to October.

Etymology. Amplexicaulis (L.): amplexus – encircled, embraced + caulis – stem, i.e. stem-clasping; referring to the leaves of this species.

Descriptions were generated using DELTA format and DELTA software: Dallwitz (1980) and Dallwitz, Paine and Zurcher (1993 onwards, 1995 onwards, 1998)