Hakea minyma Maconochie
Trans.Roy.Soc.South Australia 97:130 (1973)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 23 June 2003

Rounded shrub, 1.2-3(-5) m high. Fl. pink-cream-white, Aug to Nov. Yellow or red sand, clay, gravel. Sandplains.


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

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Central Ranges, Coolgardie, Gascoyne, Geraldton Sandplains, Great Victoria Desert, Murchison, Yalgoo.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Carnegie, Central, Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Murchison, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Mann-Musgrave Block, Shield, Southern Cross, Tallering.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Bruce Rock, Coolgardie, Dalwallinu, Greater Geraldton, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Koorda, Laverton, Leonora, Menzies, Moora, Morawa, Mount Marshall, Mukinbudin, Narembeen, Ngaanyatjarraku, Northampton, Perenjori, Sandstone, Wiluna, Wyalkatchem, Yalgoo, Yilgarn.

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

Common Name(s). Watjula, Nyintirpa ( Pitjantjatjara names).

Habit and leaf form. Shrubs, 1.5–5(–6) m high. Leaves alternate, leaves (40–)80–190 mm long overall. Leaf blade (40–)80–190 mm long, (3.5–)4–7(–8) mm wide, undissected, linear, flat; margins entire; indumentum absent.

Inflorescence and floral features. Inflorescence axillary, racemose. Flowers pedicellate, cream or pink. Pedicel 1–1.5 mm long. Perianth (perigone) 4–4.5 mm long. Pistil (4.6–)5.5–6 mm long. Pollen presenter conical.

Fruit and seed features. Fruit 15–20 mm long, 9–13 mm wide; corky tetrahedral projections absent; red-brown and pale wood zones absent. Seed 12–21 mm long; 6–9 mm wide; wing discontinuous, marginal, extending down one lateral side only.

Distribution. Western Australia. IBRA Bioregions ER: CR, COO, GVD, MUR, and YAL; SW: AW.

Habitat. Amongst low (sclerophyll) shrubland, or spinifex grassland; in gravelly soil, or sand, or clay; in gravel pits.

Flowering Time. August to November.

Etymology. Minyma – Aboriginal word meaning a woman's breast; referring to the shape of the fruit.

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