Hakea cristata R.Br. Snail Hakea
Prodr. Suppl. 28 (1830)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 23 June 2003

Erect, multi-stemmed, lignotuberous shrub, 1-2.5(-3.5) m high. Fl. white/white-cream, Jun to Aug. Granitic or lateritic soils.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.

IBRA Subregions: Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Chittering, Kalamunda, Mundaring, Swan.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister, N.S. Lander and K.R. Thiele, Tuesday 22 September 2020

Shrubs, 1.5-3 m high; branchlets glabrous. Leaves alternate, (45-)54-80 mm mm long, (20-)25-55 mm mm wide, glabrous; lamina flat, clearly widest above the middle, once divided, pinnately divided, shallowly divided. Inflorescences axillary, white; pedicels 7-9 mm long. Perianth 2-4 mm long, glabrous; ovary glabrous; pistil 7-8 mm long, pollen presenter oblique, style glabrous. Follicles 35-48 mm long, 23-30 mm wide, corky tetrahedral projections (on external surfaces of fruit) absent; seed 30-34 mm long (including wing), 14-16 mm wide, the wing continuous or discontinuous, marginal, extending ± unequally down each lateral side. Flowers in May, June, July or August. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Swan Coastal Plain (SWA) or Jarrah Forest (JF) IBRA subregion(s).