Hakea oleifolia (Sm.) R.Br.

Olive-leaved Hakea

Trans. Linn. Soc. London 10: 185 (1810) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Sparingly established

Shrub or small tree to c. 10 m high; branchlets appressed pubescent when young.  Leaves flat, narrowly elliptic to elliptic, 3–8.5 cm long, 5–25 mm wide, usually entire, rarely with 1(–4) pair of teeth; apex mucronate; venation obscure. Inflorescence 22–28-flowered; bracts densely tomentose; rachis 3.5–4 mm long, villous; pedicel 3–5 mm long, glabrous; perianth 2.5–3 mm long, white, glabrous; pistil 5–6.5 mm long; pollen presenter conical. Fruit obliquely ovate, 2–3 cm long, 1.2–2 cm wide, warted, not beaked; horns to 6 mm long; seed not occupying whole valve face, 11–16 mm long; wing only partly down one side of seed-body, blackish. Flowers Aug.–Oct.

*OtP. Native to south-western Western Australia. Occasionally cultivated, known in Victoria from a single population near Aireys Inlet.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-05-27
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2017-05-15
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Proteanae
order Proteales
family Proteaceae
genus Hakea
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Hakea oleifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Hakea oleifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Otway Plain present introduced

State distribution

Distribution map
Western Australia
South Australia
Australian Capital Territory