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Hakea ceratophylla (Sm.) R.Br.
Horned Leaf Hakea

Trans.Linn.Soc.London 10:184 (1810)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Erect to spreading, lignotuberous shrub, (0.3-)0.5-2 m high. Fl. brown-red, Sep to Dec. Grey/brown or black sand, loam, gravel. Seasonally wet flats, granite outcrops.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 23 June 2003

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 0.5-2 m high; branchlets glabrous or hairy. Leaves alternate, 45-180 mm long, 2-18 mm wide, glabrous; lamina terete or flat, clearly widest above the middle, once divided, pinnately divided or tripartitely divided, entire, shallowly divided or divided to the midrib. Inflorescences axillary, brown; pedicels 4-5 mm long. Perianth 4.5-7 mm long, hairy; ovary glabrous; pistil 7-9 mm long, pollen presenter oblique, style glabrous. Follicles 20-35 mm long, 12-17 mm wide, corky tetrahedral projections (on external surfaces of fruit) absent; seed 12-20 mm long (including wing), 9-11 mm wide, the wing discontinuous, marginal, extending down one lateral side only. Flowers in September, October, November or December. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Jarrah Forest (JF), Warren (WAR) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).

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


IBRA Regions
Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.
IBRA Subregions
Fitzgerald, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.
IMCRA Regions
WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Albany, Armadale, Augusta Margaret River, Broomehill-Tambellup, Busselton, Canning, Collie, Cranbrook, Dardanup, Denmark, Donnybrook-Balingup, Gnowangerup, Gosnells, Kalamunda, Manjimup, Murray, Nannup, Plantagenet, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Wandering, Waroona, West Arthur.