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Hakea auriculata Meisn.

Hooker's J.Bot.Kew Gard.Misc. 7:116 (1855)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Shrub, 1.5-2 m high. Fl. cream & pink, Jun to Oct. Yellow or white/grey sand over laterite or granite. Stony hills, breakaways.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 23 June 2003

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 1.5-2 m high; branchlets glabrous or hairy. Leaves alternate, 30-55 mm long, 8-36 mm wide, glabrous; lamina flat, clearly widest above the middle, once divided, pinnately divided or divided only at the apex, shallowly divided. Inflorescences axillary, cream or pink; pedicels 4-7 mm long. Perianth 5-7 mm long, glabrous; ovary glabrous; pistil 8-10 mm long, pollen presenter oblique, style glabrous. Follicles 15-25 mm long, 10-16 mm wide, corky tetrahedral projections (on external surfaces of fruit) absent; seed 1.7-1.9 mm long (including wing), 8-11 mm wide, the wing continuous or discontinuous, marginal, extending ± unequally down each lateral side. Flowers in June, July, August, September or October. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Avon Wheatbelt (AW) or Jarrah Forest (JF) IBRA subregion(s).

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


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions
Dandaragan Plateau, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Merredin, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Carnamah, Chapman Valley, Coorow, Dandaragan, Gingin, Greater Geraldton, Irwin, Mingenew, Northampton, Swan, Three Springs, Victoria Plains.