Hakea francisiana F.Muell. Emu Tree
Fragm. 1:20 (1858)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 23 June 2003

Non-lignotuberous shrub or tree, 3-8 m high. Fl. pink-red, Jul to Oct. Yellow or red sand, sandy clay, loam, clay, gravel, quartz. Sandplains.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Great Victoria Desert, Mallee, Murchison, Yalgoo.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Central, Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Mallee, Eastern Murchison, Eastern, Maralinga, Geraldton Hills, Recherche, Shield, Southern Cross, Tallering, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Bruce Rock, Carnamah, Coolgardie, Coorow, Cunderdin, Dalwallinu, Dowerin, Dundas, Esperance, Greater Geraldton, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Kellerberrin, Kondinin, Koorda, Kulin, Lake Grace, Laverton, Meekatharra, Menzies, Merredin, Mingenew, Morawa, Mount Marshall, Mukinbudin, Narembeen, Perenjori, Sandstone, Tammin, Westonia, Wiluna, Wongan-Ballidu, Wyalkatchem, Yalgoo, Yilgarn.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister, Nicholas Lander and Kevin Thiele, Wednesday 22 June 2016

Trees or Shrubs, 3-8 m high; branchlets glabrous or hairy. Leaves alternate, (80-)100-250(-260) mm long, 4-10 mm wide, glabrous; lamina flat, more or less the same width throughout, entire. Inflorescences axillary, red or pink; pedicels 1.5-2.5 mm long. Perianth 7-8 mm long, glabrous; ovary glabrous; pistil 16-23 mm long, pollen presenter erect, style glabrous. Follicles 14-25 mm long, 10-16 mm wide, corky tetrahedral projections (on external surfaces of fruit) absent; seed 10-22 mm long (including wing), 5.5-9 mm wide, the wing discontinuous, marginal, extending down one lateral side only. Flowers in July, August, September or October. Occurs in the Eremaean (ER) or South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Yalgoo (YAL), Murchison (MUR), Great Victoria Desert (GVD), Coolgardie (COO), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Mallee (MAL) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).