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Hakea arborescens R.Br.
Common Hakea

Trans.Linn.Soc.London 10:187 (1810)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Tall shrub or tree, 2-7 m high, leaves flat, 1-9 mm wide; flower indumentum: white-pubescent, pedicel and claw, ferruginous on limb. Fl. cream-yellow, Jan to Jun. Basalt, laterite over basalt, sandstone.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 23 June 2003

Scientific Description

Trees or Shrubs, 2-7 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves alternate, 50-170 mm long, 1-13 mm wide, glabrous; lamina flat, widest around the middle, entire. Inflorescences axillary, white or yellow; pedicels 3-4 mm long. Perianth 2-4 mm long, hairy; ovary glabrous; pistil 3-4.5 mm long, pollen presenter conical, style glabrous. Follicles 30-55 mm long, 16-30 mm wide, corky tetrahedral projections (on external surfaces of fruit) absent; seed 21-35 mm long (including wing), 7.5-13.5 mm wide, the wing discontinuous, apical. Flowers in January, February, March, April, May or June. Occurs in the Northern (N) Botanical Province(s), in the Northern Kimberley (NK), Victoria Bonaparte (VB), Central Kimberley (CK), Dampierland (DL) or Ord-Victoria Plains (OVP) IBRA subregion(s).

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


IBRA Regions
Central Kimberley, Dampierland, Northern Kimberley, Ord Victoria Plain, Victoria Bonaparte.
IBRA Subregions
Berkeley, Fitzroy Trough, Hart, Keep, Mitchell, Mount Eliza, Pentecost, Pindanland, Purnululu, South Kimberley Interzone.
IMCRA Regions
Canning, Kimberley, King Sound.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Broome, Derby-West Kimberley, Halls Creek, Wyndham-East Kimberley.