Hakea platysperma Hook. Cricket Ball Hakea
Icon.Pl. 5:Tab.433 (1842)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 23 June 2003

Erect, non-lignotuberous shrub, 1-3 m high. Fl. cream/cream-pink-red, Jul to Oct. White/grey or yellow sand, sandy clay, often over laterite.


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

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Geraldton Sandplains, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Southern Cross, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Carnamah, Coolgardie, Coorow, Corrigin, Dowerin, Greater Geraldton, Kondinin, Moora, Narembeen, Northam, Northampton, Quairading, Tammin, Three Springs, Wongan-Ballidu, Wyalkatchem, Yilgarn.

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

Shrubs, 1-3 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves alternate, 30-145(-155) mm mm long, 1-3 mm mm wide, glabrous; lamina terete, entire. Inflorescences axillary, cream; pedicels 5-8 mm long. Perianth 10-12 mm long, hairy; ovary glabrous; pistil 14-17.5 mm long, pollen presenter lateral, style glabrous. Follicles 45-75 mm long, 38-65 mm wide, corky tetrahedral projections (on external surfaces of fruit) absent; seed 33-46 mm long (including wing), 50-58 mm wide, the wing continuous. Flowers in July, August, September or October. Occurs in the Eremaean (ER) or South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Coolgardie (COO), Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Avon Wheatbelt (AW) or Mallee (MAL) IBRA subregion(s).