Hakea victoria J.Drumm. Royal Hakea
The Inquirer (1847)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Monday 4 September 1995

Sparsely branched, non-lignotuberous shrub, 1.5-3 m high. Fl. cream-white, Jul to Oct. White or grey sand over granite or laterite. Rocky slopes, among quartzite rocks.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains.

IBRA Subregions: Fitzgerald, Recherche.

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

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

Habit and leaf form. Shrubs, 1–3 m high. Leaves alternate, leaves 50–135 mm long overall. Leaf blade 50–135 mm long, 40–120(–130) mm wide, undissected, elliptic or orbicular, flat; margins prickly; indumentum absent.

Inflorescence and floral features. Inflorescence axillary, racemose. Flowers pedicellate, white and cream. Pedicel 6–11 mm long. Perianth (perigone) 20–25 mm long. Pistil 25–30 mm long. Pollen presenter conical.

Fruit and seed features. Fruit 23–28 mm long, 15–20 mm wide; corky tetrahedral projections absent; red-brown and pale wood zones absent. Seed 18–20 mm long; 9–12 mm wide; wing discontinuous, marginal, extending ± equally down both lateral sides.

Distribution. Western Australia. IBRA Bioregions SW: ESP.

Habitat. Amongst tall (sclerophyll) shrubland, or low (sclerophyll) shrubland; in sand; occupying In rock fissure on rocky slope, sandy ridges, sandplains and rocky dune tops.

Flowering Time. July to October.

Etymology. Victoria: honouring Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom, Empress of India (1819–1901).

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