Hakea obtusa Meisn.
A.DC., Prodr. 14:411-412 (1856)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 23 June 2003

Open, non-lignotuberous shrub, 1.5-3 m high. Fl. white-pink, May to Sep. Gravelly lateritic soils.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest.

IBRA Subregions: Fitzgerald, Southern Jarrah Forest.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Jerramungup, Ravensthorpe.

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

Shrubs, 1.5-3 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves alternate, 35-90 mm mm long, 8-20 mm mm wide, glabrous; lamina flat, widest around the middle, entire. Inflorescences axillary or terminal, pink; pedicels 3.5-4.5 mm long. Perianth 7-8 mm long, glabrous; ovary glabrous; pistil 18-20 mm long, pollen presenter erect, style glabrous. Follicles 25-30 mm long, 10-15 mm wide, corky tetrahedral projections (on external surfaces of fruit) absent; seed 13-17 mm long (including wing), 6-9 mm wide, the wing discontinuous, marginal, extending ± equally down both lateral sides. Flowers in May, June, July, August or September. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).