Hakea oleifolia (Sm.) R.Br. Dungyn
Trans.Linn.Soc.London 10:185 (1810)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 23 June 2003

Erect shrub or tree, 2-10 m high. Fl. white, Aug to Oct. Grey or red/brown sand, peaty sand, sandy loam, clay, laterite, granite, limestone. Coastal sites.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Warren.

IBRA Subregions: Fitzgerald, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.

IMCRA Regions: Leeuwin-Naturaliste, WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Augusta-Margaret River, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Busselton, Denmark, Jerramungup, Manjimup, Nannup, Plantagenet.

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

Common Name(s). Dungyn.

Habit and leaf form. Trees or shrubs, 2–10 m high. Leaves alternate, leaves 20–90 mm long overall. Leaf blade 20–90 mm long, 5–25 mm wide, undissected, elliptic, flat; margins entire; indumentum absent or present; hairs simple, eglandular.

Inflorescence and floral features. Inflorescence axillary, racemose. Flowers pedicellate, white. Pedicel 4–6 mm long. Perianth (perigone) 4–6 mm long. Pistil 5–7 mm long. Pollen presenter conical.

Fruit and seed features. Fruit 20–30 mm long, 12–20 mm wide; corky tetrahedral projections absent; red-brown and pale wood zones absent. Seed 11–16 mm long; wing discontinuous, marginal, extending down one lateral side only.

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

Habitat. Amongst tall (sclerophyll) shrubland (heathland); in sand, or loam (peaty sand, lateritic clay); occupying silty river floodlands, interdunal flats.

Flowering Time. August to October.

Etymology. Oleifolia (L.): olea – olive tree + folium – leaf; referring to the resemblance of this species to the olive tree.

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