Hakea laurina R.Br. Pincushion Hakea
Prodr. Suppl. 29 (1830)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Mixed (Native in Part of Range, Naturalised Elsewhere)
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 23 June 2003

Non-lignotuberous shrub or tree, 2-6 m high. Fl. red, Apr to Aug. Sand, sandy clay.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Recherche, Southern Jarrah Forest, Western Mallee.

IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Broomehill-Tambellup, Dumbleyung, Esperance, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Kalamunda, Kent, Kojonup, Lake Grace, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe, Wagin, Waroona.

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

Common Name(s). Emu Bush, Kodjet,.

Habit and leaf form. Trees or shrubs, 2.5–6 m high. Leaves alternate, leaves (70–)80–180(–210) mm long overall. Leaf blade (70–)80–180(–210) mm long, 6–29 mm wide, undissected, elliptic or obovate, flat; margins entire; indumentum absent.

Inflorescence and floral features. Inflorescence axillary, racemose. Flowers pedicellate, red or pink. Pedicel 5–9.5 mm long. Perianth (perigone) 4–6 mm long. Pistil 12–19 mm long. Pollen presenter simple.

Fruit and seed features. Fruit 22–38 mm long, 16–22 mm wide; corky tetrahedral projections absent; red-brown and pale wood zones absent. Seed 15–24 mm long; wing discontinuous, marginal, extending ± equally down both lateral sides.

Distribution. Western Australia. IBRA Bioregions SW: SWA, AW, JF, MAL, and ESP.

Habitat. Amongst low trees, or low (sclerophyll) shrubland; in sand, or clay (limestone, sandy loam).

Flowering Time. April to August.

Etymology. Laurina (L.): laurus – bay or laurel tree + inus – like; referring to the resemblance of this species to the laurel tree.

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