Hakea smilacifolia Meisn.
Lehm., Pl.Preiss. 1:567 (1845)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Monday 4 September 1995

Open shrub, 1-2 m high. Fl. white, Aug to Sep. White, grey or yellow sand, often over laterite. Sandplains.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Dandaragan Plateau, Fitzgerald, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Perth, Recherche.

IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Carnamah, Coorow, Dandaragan, Esperance, Gingin, Greater Geraldton, Irwin, Northam, Ravensthorpe, Three Springs.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister, Nicholas Lander and Kevin Thiele, Thursday 7 February 2019

Shrubs, 1-1.5 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves alternate, 15-70 mm mm long, 8-50 mm mm wide, glabrous; lamina flat, widest around the middle, entire. Inflorescences axillary, white; pedicels 1-2 mm long. Perianth 8-10 mm long, glabrous; ovary glabrous; pistil 10-14 mm long, pollen presenter conical, style glabrous. Follicles 11-13 mm long, 4-6 mm wide, corky tetrahedral projections (on external surfaces of fruit) absent; seed 11-15 mm long (including wing), (2-)3 mm wide, the wing discontinuous, marginal, extending ± equally down both lateral sides. Flowers in August or September. Occurs in the Eremaean (ER) or South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Yalgoo (YAL), Coolgardie (COO), Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Avon Wheatbelt (AW) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).