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Hakea macrocarpa R.Br.

Prodr. Suppl. 30 (1830)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Tall shrub or tree, 1-6 m high. Fl. cream-green-yellow, May to Aug. Red sandy soils. Coastal sand dunes, rocky ridges, sandplains.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 23 June 2003

Scientific Description

Trees, 1-6 m high; branchlets glabrous or hairy. Leaves alternate, (50-)90-240(-350) mm long, 3-10 mm wide, hairy or glabrous; lamina flat, widest around the middle, entire. Inflorescences axillary, cream; pedicels 4-8 mm long. Perianth 8-13 mm long, hairy; ovary glabrous; pistil 18-26 mm long, pollen presenter oblique, style glabrous. Follicles 22-40 mm long, 14-17 mm wide, corky tetrahedral projections (on external surfaces of fruit) absent; seed 18-37 mm long (including wing), 9-14 mm wide, the wing discontinuous, marginal, extending down one lateral side only. Flowers in May, June, July or August. Occurs in the Northern (N) or Eremaean (ER) Botanical Province(s), in the Great Sandy Desert (GSD), Pilbara (PIL), Central Kimberley (CK), Dampierland (DL) or Ord-Victoria Plains (OVP) IBRA subregion(s).

C. Hollister, N.S. Lander and K.R. Thiele, 26 May 2023


IBRA Regions
Central Kimberley, Dampierland, Great Sandy Desert, Northern Kimberley, Ord Victoria Plain, Pilbara, Tanami.
IBRA Subregions
Chichester, Fitzroy Trough, Mackay, McLarty, Mitchell, Pentecost, Pindanland, Roebourne, South Kimberley Interzone, Tanami Desert.
IMCRA Regions
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Broome, Derby-West Kimberley, East Pilbara, Halls Creek, Port Hedland, Wyndham-East Kimberley.