Hakea linearis R.Br.
Trans.Linn.Soc.London 10:183 (1810)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 23 June 2003

Shrub or tree, 0.6-4 m high. Fl. white-cream, Jan to May or Oct to Dec. Grey, brown or black sand, sandy clay. Seasonally-wet flats, granite rocks.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.

IBRA Subregions: Fitzgerald, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.

IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Augusta-Margaret River, Busselton, Cranbrook, Denmark, Manjimup, Nannup, Plantagenet, West Arthur.

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

Habit and leaf form. Shrubs, 0.6–4 m high. Leaves alternate, leaves 25–90 mm long overall. Leaf blade 25–90 mm long, 2–11 mm wide, undissected, linear, flat; margins entire, or prickly; indumentum absent.

Inflorescence and floral features. Inflorescence axillary, racemose. Flowers pedicellate, white. Pedicel 2.5–4 mm long. Perianth (perigone) 5–7 mm long. Pistil 8–10 mm long. Pollen presenter oblique.

Fruit and seed features. Fruit 15–25 mm long, 7–10 mm wide; corky tetrahedral projections absent; red-brown and pale wood zones absent. Seed 12–15 mm long; wing discontinuous, apical.

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

Habitat. Amongst tall (sclerophyll) shrubland; occurring in aquatic sites; in gravelly soil, or sand (sandy loam); occupying drainage lines, seasonally-wet flats, sandy swamps,and wetlands.

Flowering Time. January, February, March, April, May, October, November, and December.

Etymology. Linearis (L.): linear; referring to the shape of the leaves of this species.

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