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Hakea ruscifolia Labill.
Candle Hakea

Nov.Holl.Pl. 1:30 (1805)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Lignotuberous shrub, 0.5-3 m high. Fl. white, Dec or Jan to Apr or Jun. White, grey or red/brown sand, gravelly clay, laterite.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 4 September 1995

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 1-3 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves alternate or whorled, 7-50 mm long, 2-12 mm wide, hairy; lamina flat, clearly widest above the middle, entire. Inflorescences axillary, white; pedicels 6-8 mm long. Perianth 3-4 mm long, glabrous; ovary glabrous; pistil 3-5 mm long, pollen presenter conical, style glabrous. Follicles 15-20 mm long, 7-9 mm wide, corky tetrahedral projections (on external surfaces of fruit) absent; seed 15-18 mm long (including wing), 5-7 mm wide, the wing discontinuous, marginal, extending ± equally down both lateral sides. Flowers in January or December. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Jarrah Forest (JF), Mallee (MAL), Warren (WAR) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).

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


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.
IBRA Subregions
Dandaragan Plateau, Fitzgerald, Katanning, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Recherche, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren, Western Mallee.
IMCRA Regions
Central West Coast, Leeuwin-Naturaliste, WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Albany, Armadale, Augusta Margaret River, Belmont, Beverley, Boddington, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Brookton, Busselton, Cambridge, Canning, Carnamah, Collie, Coorow, Cranbrook, Cuballing, Dandaragan, Denmark, Donnybrook-Balingup, Esperance, Gingin, Gnowangerup, Gosnells, Harvey, Jerramungup, Kalamunda, Kent, Manjimup, Mundaring, Murray, Nannup, Narrogin, Northam, Pingelly, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Stirling, Swan, Three Springs, Toodyay, Wandering, Wanneroo, Waroona, West Arthur, Williams, York.