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Hakea ambigua Meisn.

Lehm., Pl.Preiss. [J.G.C.Lehmann] 2:260 (1848)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Erect, rounded shrub, 1-3 m high. Fl. white-cream/yellow, Sep to Oct. Sandy clay or sand over sandstone, gravel. Hillslopes.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 23 June 2003

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 1-3 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves alternate, 40-100 mm long, 5-18 mm wide, glabrous; lamina flat, widest around the middle, entire. Inflorescences axillary, cream or yellow; pedicels 3-4 mm long. Perianth 5-6 mm long, glabrous; ovary glabrous; pistil 4-5.5 mm long, pollen presenter conical, style glabrous. Follicles 18-25 mm long, 10-13 mm wide, corky tetrahedral projections (on external surfaces of fruit) absent; seed 13-20 mm long (including wing), 5 mm wide, the wing discontinuous, marginal, extending down one lateral side only. Flowers in September or October. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Jarrah Forest (JF), Mallee (MAL) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 19 January 2024


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions
Fitzgerald, Katanning, Southern Jarrah Forest, Western Mallee.
IMCRA Regions
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Albany, Busselton, Cranbrook, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Manjimup, Plantagenet.