Hakea erinacea Meisn. Hedge-hog Hakea
Lehm., Pl.Preiss. 1:559 (1845)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 23 June 2003

Prickly, non-lignotuberous shrub, 0.2-1.6 m high. Fl. white-cream-yellow/pink/purple, May to Nov. Grey/brown or red sand, loam. Laterite or granite outcrops.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Dandaragan Plateau, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Armadale, Boyup Brook, Chittering, Coorow, Dandaragan, Gosnells, Kalamunda, Mundaring, Northam, Swan, Victoria Plains, Wandering, York.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister, Nicholas Lander and Kevin Thiele, Thursday 7 February 2019

Shrubs, 0.2-1.6 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves alternate, 15-35 mm mm long, glabrous; lamina terete, twice or more divided, tripartitely divided, divided to the midrib. Inflorescences axillary, white; pedicels 6-8 mm long. Perianth 5-7.5 mm long, hairy; ovary glabrous; pistil 5-7 mm long, pollen presenter lateral, style glabrous. Follicles 15-20 mm long, 5-6 mm wide, corky tetrahedral projections (on external surfaces of fruit) absent; seed 15-17 mm long (including wing), 4-5 mm wide, the wing discontinuous, marginal, extending down one lateral side only. Flowers in May, June, July, August, September, October or November. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Avon Wheatbelt (AW) or Jarrah Forest (JF) IBRA subregion(s).