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Hakea obtusa Meisn.

A.DC., Prodr. 14:411-412 (1856)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Open, non-lignotuberous shrub, 1.5-3 m high. Fl. white-pink, May to Sep. Gravelly lateritic soils.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 23 June 2003

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 1.5-3 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves alternate, 35-90 mm long, 8-20 mm wide, glabrous; lamina flat, widest around the middle, entire. Inflorescences axillary or terminal, pink; pedicels 3.5-4.5 mm long. Perianth 7-8 mm long, glabrous; ovary glabrous; pistil 18-20 mm long, pollen presenter erect, style glabrous. Follicles 25-30 mm long, 10-15 mm wide, corky tetrahedral projections (on external surfaces of fruit) absent; seed 13-17 mm long (including wing), 6-9 mm wide, the wing discontinuous, marginal, extending ± equally down both lateral sides. Flowers in May, June, July, August or September. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).

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


IBRA Regions
Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest.
IBRA Subregions
Fitzgerald, Southern Jarrah Forest.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Albany, Jerramungup, Ravensthorpe.