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Hakea conchifolia Hook.
Shell-leaved Hakea

Icon.Pl. 5:Tab.432 (1842)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Shrub, 0.3-1 m high. Fl. white-cream/pink, Jun to Aug. Grey/white sand over laterite, gravel. Lateritic ridges & breakaways.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 23 June 2003

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 0.5-1 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves alternate, 30-100 mm long, 30-84 mm wide, glabrous; lamina flat, clearly widest below the middle, once divided, pinnately divided, shallowly divided. Inflorescences axillary, white; pedicels 2-4 mm long. Perianth 7-10 mm long, glabrous; ovary glabrous; pistil 24-28 mm long, pollen presenter erect, style glabrous. Follicles 20-25 mm long, 10-12 mm wide, corky tetrahedral projections (on external surfaces of fruit) absent; seed 18-20 mm long (including wing), the wing discontinuous, marginal, extending down one lateral side only. Flowers in June, July or August. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA) 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, Katanning, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth.
IMCRA Regions
Central West Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Carnamah, Coorow, Dandaragan, Gingin, Gosnells, Irwin, Kalamunda, Moora, Perth, Swan, Three Springs.