Hakea arborescens R.Br. Common Hakea
Trans.Linn.Soc.London 10:187 (1810)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 23 June 2003

Tall shrub or tree, 2-7 m high, leaves flat, 1-9 mm wide; flower indumentum: white-pubescent, pedicel and claw, ferruginous on limb. Fl. cream-yellow, Jan to Jun. Basalt, laterite over basalt, sandstone.


Beard’s Provinces: Northern Province.

IBRA Regions: Central Kimberley, Dampierland, Northern Kimberley, Ord Victoria Plain, Victoria Bonaparte.

IBRA Subregions: Berkeley, Fitzroy Trough, Hart, Mitchell, Mount Eliza, Ord, Ord-Victoria Plains P1, Pentecost, Pindanland, South Kimberley Interzone, Victoria Bonaparte P1.

IMCRA Regions: Canning, Kimberley, King Sound.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Broome, Derby-West Kimberley, Halls Creek, Wyndham-East Kimberley.

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

Trees or Shrubs, 2-7 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves alternate, 50-170 mm mm long, 1-13 mm mm wide, glabrous; lamina flat, widest around the middle, entire. Inflorescences axillary, white or yellow; pedicels 3-4 mm long. Perianth 2-4 mm long, hairy; ovary glabrous; pistil 3-4.5 mm long, pollen presenter conical, style glabrous. Follicles 30-55 mm long, 16-30 mm wide, corky tetrahedral projections (on external surfaces of fruit) absent; seed 21-35 mm long (including wing), 7.5-13.5 mm wide, the wing discontinuous, apical. Flowers in January, February, March, April, May or June. Occurs in the Northern (N) Botanical Province(s), in the Northern Kimberley (NK), Victoria Bonaparte (VB), Central Kimberley (CK), Dampierland (DL) or Ord-Victoria Plains (OVP) IBRA subregion(s).