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Hakea corymbosa R.Br.
Cauliflower Hakea

Prodr. Suppl. 28 (1830)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Erect, non-lignotuberous shrub, 0.5-2 m high. Fl. green-white/cream-yellow, May to Sep. White, grey or yellow/brown sand over laterite or granite.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 23 June 2003

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 0.3-2 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves alternate or whorled, 25-115(-120) mm long, 2-8(-10) mm wide, glabrous; lamina flat, clearly widest above the middle, entire. Inflorescences axillary, green or yellow; pedicels 3.5-5 mm long. Perianth 18-22 mm long, glabrous; ovary glabrous; pistil 25-30 mm long, pollen presenter erect, style glabrous. Follicles 20-27 mm long, 13-18 mm wide, corky tetrahedral projections (on external surfaces of fruit) absent; seed 12-17 mm long (including wing), 6.5-11 mm wide, the wing discontinuous, marginal, extending ± equally down both lateral sides. Flowers in May, June, July, August or September. Occurs in the Eremaean (ER) or South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Coolgardie (COO), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Jarrah Forest (JF), Mallee (MAL) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).

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


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions
Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Katanning, Lesueur Sandplain, Merredin, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Recherche, Southern Cross, Southern Jarrah Forest, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Albany, Brookton, Broomehill-Tambellup, Carnamah, Cranbrook, Dandaragan, Denmark, Dumbleyung, Dundas, Esperance, Gnowangerup, Goomalling, Jerramungup, Kent, Kojonup, Kondinin, Kulin, Lake Grace, Plantagenet, Quairading, Ravensthorpe, West Arthur, Wickepin, Williams, Woodanilling.