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Hakea flabellifolia Meisn.
Fan-leaved Hakea

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

Erect, lignotuberous shrub, 0.3-1 m high. Fl. green-red-brown, Oct to Nov. Sand over laterite, gravel.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 23 June 2003

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 0.2-1 m high; branchlets glabrous or hairy. Leaves alternate, 38-75 mm long, 35-60 mm wide, glabrous; lamina flat, clearly widest above the middle, once divided, shallowly divided. Inflorescences axillary, white or brown; pedicels 3-4 mm long. Perianth 4-6 mm long, hairy; ovary glabrous; pistil 9-11 mm long, pollen presenter oblique, style glabrous. Follicles 45-55 mm long, 34-37 mm wide, corky tetrahedral projections (on external surfaces of fruit) absent; seed 45-48 mm long (including wing), 20-25 mm wide, the wing continuous. Flowers in October or November. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Geraldton Sandplains (GS) or Swan Coastal Plain (SWA) IBRA subregion(s).

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


IBRA Regions
Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions
Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Perth.
IMCRA Regions
Central West Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Carnamah, Coorow, Dandaragan, Irwin, Three Springs.