Hakea cyclocarpa Lindl. Ramshorn
Sketch Veg.Swan R. 36 (1840)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 23 June 2003

Spindly, lignotuberous shrub, 1-2.5 m high. Fl. white & red/brown, Aug to Oct. Sand, clay, gravel, laterite.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

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

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

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Armadale, Augusta-Margaret River, Beverley, Brookton, Busselton, Chittering, Dardanup, Donnybrook-Balingup, Gosnells, Harvey, Kalamunda, Manjimup, Mundaring, Murray, Nannup, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Wandering, York.

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

Common Name(s). Curved Fruit Hakea, Wild Bean Hakea.

Habit and leaf form. Shrubs, 1–2.5 m high. Leaves alternate, leaves 55–140(–170) mm long overall. Leaf blade 55–140(–170) mm long, (7–)10–33(–40) mm wide, undissected, obovate, flat; margins entire; indumentum absent.

Inflorescence and floral features. Inflorescence axillary, racemose. Flowers pedicellate, white. Pedicel 6–8 mm long. Perianth (perigone) 10–15 mm long. Pistil 12–14 mm long. Pollen presenter oblique.

Fruit and seed features. Fruit 35–40 mm long, 18–22 mm wide; corky tetrahedral projections absent; red-brown and pale wood zones absent. Seed 23–29 mm long; wing discontinuous, marginal, extending down one lateral side only.

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

Habitat. Amongst low trees; in gravelly soil, or sand, or clay.

Flowering Time. August to October.

Etymology. Cylclocarpa (Gk): cylos – circle; carpos – fruit; referring to the almost circular shape of this fruit.

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