Hakea ceratophylla (Sm.) R.Br. Horned Leaf 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 to spreading, lignotuberous shrub, (0.3-)0.5-2 m high. Fl. brown-red, Sep to Dec. Grey/brown or black sand, loam, gravel. Seasonally wet flats, granite outcrops.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.

IBRA Subregions: Fitzgerald, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.

IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Armadale, Augusta-Margaret River, Broomehill-Tambellup, Busselton, Canning, Collie, Cranbrook, Dardanup, Denmark, Donnybrook-Balingup, Gnowangerup, Gosnells, Kalamunda, Manjimup, Murray, Nannup, Plantagenet, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Wandering, Waroona, West Arthur.

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

Common Name(s). Stag Horn Hakea.

Habit and leaf form. Shrubs, 0.5–2 m high. Leaves alternate, leaves 45–180 mm long overall. Leaf blade 45–180 mm long, 4–18 mm wide, dissected or undissected, obovate or linear, flat; margins entire; indumentum absent.

Inflorescence and floral features. Inflorescence axillary, racemose. Flowers pedicellate, brown. Pedicel 4–5 mm long. Perianth (perigone) 4.5–7 mm long. Pistil 7–9 mm long. Pollen presenter oblique.

Fruit and seed features. Fruit 20–35 mm long, 12–17 mm wide; corky tetrahedral projections absent; red-brown and pale wood zones absent. Seed 12–20 mm long; wing discontinuous, marginal, extending down one lateral side only.

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

Habitat. Amongst low trees (heathland, seasonally wet areas); in gravelly soil, or sand (sandy loam, sandy clay).

Flowering Time. September to December.

Etymology. Ceratophylla (Gk): ceras-atos – horn + phyllon – leaf; referring to the horn like 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)