Hakea elliptica (Sm.) R.Br. Oval-leaf 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

Erect, non-lignotuberous shrub, 2-4 m high. Fl. white, Dec or Feb. Sandy soils over granite.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Warren.

IBRA Subregions: Fitzgerald, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.

IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Denmark.

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

Shrubs, 2-4 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves alternate, 45-100 mm mm long, 10-55 mm mm wide, glabrous; lamina flat, widest around the middle, entire. Inflorescences axillary, white or cream; pedicels 5-6 mm long. Perianth 5-6 mm long, glabrous; ovary glabrous; pistil 6-7.5 mm long, pollen presenter conical, style glabrous. Follicles 30-37 mm long, 15-22 mm wide, corky tetrahedral projections (on external surfaces of fruit) absent; seed 20-25 mm long (including wing), 9-11 mm wide, the wing discontinuous, marginal, extending ± unequally down each lateral side. Flowers in December. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Jarrah Forest (JF), Warren (WAR) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).