Hakea lehmanniana Meisn. Blue Hakea
Lehm., Pl.Preiss. 1:557 (1845)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 23 June 2003

Prickly, ?lignotuberous shrub, 0.6-1.8 m high. Fl. blue-purple, Jun to Aug. Sand, loam, rocky or stony soil, gravel.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

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

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

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Broomehill-Tambellup, Cranbrook, Cuballing, Dumbleyung, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Kent, Kojonup, Kulin, Narrogin, Pingelly, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe, Wagin, West Arthur, Wickepin, Williams, Woodanilling.

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

Habit and leaf form. Shrubs, 0.6–1.6 m high. Leaves alternate, leaves 15–60 mm long overall. Leaf blade 15–60 mm long, 1–1.5 mm wide, undissected, linear, terete; margins entire; indumentum absent.

Inflorescence and floral features. Inflorescence axillary, racemose. Flowers pedicellate, blue. Pedicel 6–7 mm long. Perianth (perigone) 4–5.5 mm long. Pistil 8–10 mm long. Pollen presenter simple.

Fruit and seed features. Fruit 22–25 mm long, 14–18 mm wide; corky tetrahedral projections absent; red-brown and pale wood zones absent. Seed 18–20 mm long; wing discontinuous, marginal, extending ± equally down both lateral sides.

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

Habitat. Amongst medium trees, or tall (sclerophyll) shrubland; in rocky or stony soil, or gravelly soil, or loam.

Flowering Time. June to August.

Etymology. Lehmanniana: honouring Charles Morgan Lehman (1806–52), an English amateur botanist who collected some 30,000 specimens, now at Cambridge.

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