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Hakea laurina R.Br.
Pincushion Hakea

Prodr. Suppl. 29 (1830)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Mixed (Native in Part of Range, Naturalised Elsewhere)
Name Status

Non-lignotuberous shrub or tree, 2-6 m high. Fl. red, Apr to Aug. Sand, sandy clay.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 23 June 2003

Scientific Description

Trees or Shrubs, 2.5-6 m high; branchlets glabrous. Leaves alternate, (70-)80-180(-210) mm long, 6-29 mm wide, glabrous; lamina flat, clearly widest above the middle, entire. Inflorescences axillary, red or pink; pedicels 5-9.5 mm long. Perianth 4-6 mm long, glabrous; ovary glabrous; pistil 12-19 mm long, pollen presenter erect, style glabrous. Follicles 22-38 mm long, 16-22 mm wide, corky tetrahedral projections (on external surfaces of fruit) absent; seed 15-24 mm long (including wing), 10-15 mm wide, the wing discontinuous, marginal, extending ± equally down both lateral sides. Flowers in April, May, June, July or August. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), 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, Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions
Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Katanning, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Recherche, Southern Jarrah Forest, Western Mallee.
IMCRA Regions
WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Albany, Broomehill-Tambellup, Dumbleyung, Esperance, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Kalamunda, Kent, Kojonup, Lake Grace, Mundaring, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe, Wagin, Waroona.