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Hakea francisiana F.Muell.
Emu Tree

Fragm. 1:20 (1858)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Non-lignotuberous shrub or tree, 3-8 m high. Fl. pink-red, Jul to Oct. Yellow or red sand, sandy clay, loam, clay, gravel, quartz. Sandplains.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 23 June 2003

Scientific Description

Trees or Shrubs, 3-8 m high; branchlets glabrous or hairy. Leaves alternate, (80-)100-250(-260) mm long, 4-10 mm wide, glabrous; lamina flat, more or less the same width throughout, entire. Inflorescences axillary, red or pink; pedicels 1.5-2.5 mm long. Perianth 7-8 mm long, glabrous; ovary glabrous; pistil 16-23 mm long, pollen presenter erect, style glabrous. Follicles 14-25 mm long, 10-16 mm wide, corky tetrahedral projections (on external surfaces of fruit) absent; seed 10-22 mm long (including wing), 5.5-9 mm wide, the wing discontinuous, marginal, extending down one lateral side only. Flowers in July, August, September or October. Occurs in the Eremaean (ER) or South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Yalgoo (YAL), Murchison (MUR), Great Victoria Desert (GVD), Coolgardie (COO), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), 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, Great Victoria Desert, Mallee, Murchison, Yalgoo.
IBRA Subregions
Central, Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Mallee, Eastern Murchison, Geraldton Hills, Katanning, Maralinga, Merredin, Recherche, Shield, Southern Cross, Tallering, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Bruce Rock, Carnamah, Coolgardie, Coorow, Cunderdin, Dalwallinu, Dowerin, Dundas, Esperance, Greater Geraldton, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Kellerberrin, Kondinin, Koorda, Lake Grace, Laverton, Leonora, Meekatharra, Menzies, Merredin, Mingenew, Morawa, Mount Marshall, Mukinbudin, Narembeen, Perenjori, Sandstone, Tammin, Westonia, Wiluna, Wongan-Ballidu, Wyalkatchem, Yalgoo, Yilgarn.