Hakea myrtoides Meisn. Myrtle Hakea
Lehm., Pl.Preiss. 1:577 (1845)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 23 June 2003

Spreading, lignotuberous shrub, 0.3-0.9 m high, to 1 m wide. Fl. pink, Jul to Aug. Laom, gravel, dolerite clay. Among granite & dolerite boulders.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth.

IMCRA Regions: Leeuwin-Naturaliste.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Armadale, Chittering, Dandaragan, Fremantle, Gosnells, Kalamunda, Mundaring, Perth, Swan, Toodyay, Victoria Plains.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister, N.S. Lander and K.R. Thiele, Tuesday 22 September 2020

Shrubs, 0.2-0.5 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves alternate, 7-24 mm mm long, 3-10 mm mm wide, hairy or glabrous; lamina flat, widest around the middle, entire. Inflorescences axillary, red; pedicels 4-4.5 mm long. Perianth 5-7 mm long, glabrous; ovary glabrous; pistil 11.5-13 mm long, pollen presenter erect, style glabrous. Follicles 10-11 mm long, 6-8 mm wide, corky tetrahedral projections (on external surfaces of fruit) absent; seed 6-8 mm long (including wing), 4-5 mm wide, the wing continuous. Flowers in July or August. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Avon Wheatbelt (AW) or Jarrah Forest (JF) IBRA subregion(s).