Hakea varia R.Br. Variable-leaved Hakea
Trans.Linn.Soc.London 10:183 (1810)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Monday 4 September 1995

Erect or spreading shrub, 1-4 m high, to 3 m wide. Fl. white-cream/yellow, Jul to Nov. White, grey or red loamy sand, clay loam, laterite. Seasonally-wet flats.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Recherche, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren, Western Mallee.

IMCRA Regions: Leeuwin-Naturaliste, WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Armadale, Augusta Margaret River, Bayswater, Belmont, Beverley, Boddington, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Bunbury, Busselton, Canning, Capel, Cockburn, Collie, Coorow, Cranbrook, Cuballing, Dandaragan, Dardanup, Denmark, Donnybrook-Balingup, Esperance, Gingin, Gnowangerup, Gosnells, Harvey, Irwin, Jerramungup, Kalamunda, Katanning, Kent, Kojonup, Mandurah, Manjimup, Mundaring, Murray, Nannup, Perth, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe, Rockingham, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Swan, Toodyay, Victoria Plains, Wagin, Wandering, Waroona, West Arthur, Williams, York.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister, N.S. Lander and K.R. Thiele, Tuesday 11 February 2020

Shrubs, 1-4 m high; branchlets glabrous or hairy. Leaves alternate, 10-45 mm mm long, 1-9 mm mm wide, glabrous; lamina terete or flat, clearly widest above the middle or more or less the same width throughout, once divided, pinnately divided, tripartitely divided or divided only at the apex, entire, shallowly divided, deeply divided or divided to the midrib. Inflorescences terminal, white; pedicels 6-7 mm long. Perianth 4-5 mm long, glabrous; ovary glabrous; pistil 4-5 mm long, pollen presenter conical, style glabrous. Follicles 16-20 mm long, 7-10 mm wide, corky tetrahedral projections (on external surfaces of fruit) absent; seed 11-14 mm long (including wing), the wing discontinuous, marginal, extending down one lateral side only. Flowers in July, August, September, October or November. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Jarrah Forest (JF), Mallee (MAL), Warren (WAR) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).