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Hakea megalosperma Meisn.
Lesueur Hakea

Hooker's J.Bot.Kew Gard.Misc. 7:117 (1855)
Conservation Code
A taxon name retains its ‘Threatened’ status until a new name has been officially endorsed and appears in the Gazettal Notice.
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Spreading, lignotuberous shrub, 1-2 m high. Fl. white-cream/pink, May to Jun. Grey sand, loam. Lateritic hills & rocks.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 23 June 2003

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 1-2 m high; branchlets glabrous. Leaves alternate, 35-110 mm long, 8-28 mm wide, glabrous; lamina flat, widest around the middle, entire. Inflorescences axillary, white; pedicels 5-6.5 mm long. Perianth 5-7 mm long, glabrous; ovary glabrous; pistil 8-10 mm long, pollen presenter oblique, style glabrous. Follicles 70-85 mm long, 30-40 mm wide, corky tetrahedral projections (on external surfaces of fruit) absent; seed 40-60 mm long (including wing), 26-2630 mm wide, the wing continuous. Flowers in May or June. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Geraldton Sandplains (GS) or Swan Coastal Plain (SWA) IBRA subregion(s). : Conservation code Threatened (T).

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


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