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Hakea brachyptera Meisn.
Short-winged Hakea

A.DC., Prodr. 14:396 (1856)
Conservation Code
Priority Three
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Low, intricately branched shrub, 0.4-2.5 m high. Fl. white. Sand, loam, clay.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 23 June 2003

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 0.5-1.2 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves alternate, 30-105 mm long, 0.7-1 mm wide, hairy or glabrous; lamina terete, entire. Inflorescences axillary, white; pedicels 1.5-2.5 mm long. Perianth 2-4.5 mm long, hairy; ovary glabrous; pistil 3-3.5 mm long, pollen presenter oblique, style glabrous. Follicles 20-28 mm long, 17-20 mm wide, corky tetrahedral projections (on external surfaces of fruit) absent; seed 17-20 mm long (including wing), 10-15 mm wide, the wing continuous. Flowers in August or September. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Mallee (MAL) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s). : Conservation code Priority Three (P3).

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


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions
Fitzgerald, Merredin, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Broomehill-Tambellup, Gnowangerup, Kent, Lake Grace, Plantagenet, Quairading, Ravensthorpe.