Hakea neurophylla Meisn.
Hooker's J.Bot.Kew Gard.Misc. 7:117 (1855)

Conservation Code: Priority Four
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 23 June 2003

Erect shrub, 0.3-2 m high. Fl. pink-red, Aug. Lateritic sandy soils. Hillsides.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain.

IBRA Subregions: Lesueur Sandplain, Perth.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Coorow, Dandaragan.

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

Habit and leaf form. Shrubs, 0.6–2 m high. Leaves alternate, leaves (40–)50–95(–112) mm long overall. Leaf blade (40–)50–95(–112) mm long, (16–)18–42 mm wide, undissected, elliptic or obovate, flat; margins entire; indumentum absent.

Inflorescence and floral features. Inflorescence axillary, racemose. Flowers pedicellate, pink. Pedicel 5–5.5 mm long. Perianth (perigone) 5–7 mm long. Pistil 5–7 mm long. Pollen presenter conical.

Fruit and seed features. Fruit 30–40 mm long, 15–20 mm wide; corky tetrahedral projections absent; red-brown and pale wood zones absent. Seed 28 mm long; wing discontinuous, marginal, extending down one lateral side only.

Distribution. Western Australia. IBRA Bioregions SW: GS.

Habitat. Amongst heathland; occurring on outcrops; in sand, or clay (laterite).

Flowering Time. August.

Etymology. Neurophylla (Gr): neurophyllus neuro – sinew, nerve + phyllon – leaf; referring to the many nerves in the leaves of this species.

Conservation Status. P4: Priority Four - Threatened Taxa.

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