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Hakea smilacifolia Meisn.

Lehm., Pl.Preiss. [J.G.C.Lehmann] 1:567 (1845)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Open shrub, 1-2 m high. Fl. white, Aug to Sep. White, grey or yellow sand, often over laterite. Sandplains.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 4 September 1995

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 1-1.5 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves alternate, 15-70 mm long, 8-50 mm wide, glabrous; lamina flat, widest around the middle, entire. Inflorescences axillary, white; pedicels 1-2 mm long. Perianth 8-10 mm long, glabrous; ovary glabrous; pistil 10-14 mm long, pollen presenter conical, style glabrous. Follicles 11-13 mm long, 4-6 mm wide, corky tetrahedral projections (on external surfaces of fruit) absent; seed 11-15 mm long (including wing), (2-)3 mm wide, the wing discontinuous, marginal, extending ± equally down both lateral sides. Flowers in August or September. Occurs in the Eremaean (ER) or South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Yalgoo (YAL), Coolgardie (COO), Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Avon Wheatbelt (AW) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).

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


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions
Dandaragan Plateau, Fitzgerald, Geraldton Hills, Katanning, Lesueur Sandplain, Perth, Recherche.
IMCRA Regions
WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Carnamah, Coorow, Dandaragan, Esperance, Gingin, Greater Geraldton, Irwin, Northam, Ravensthorpe, Three Springs.