Hakea dactyloides (Gaertn.) Cav.

Finger Hakea

Anales Hist. Nat. 1: 215 (1800) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Erect lignotuberous bushy shrub or small tree 2.4–4.5 m high; branchlets glabrescent or sparsely appressed-pubescent at flowering. Leaves narrowly elliptic to almost linear, rarely narrowly obovate, sometimes falcate, 4–13 cm long, 8–30 mm wide, apex acute to acuminate; longitudinal veins 3, usually more prominent on lower surface. Inflorescence 20–30-flowered; pedicel appressed-pubescent; perianth white, glabrous; pistil 4.0–4.5 mm long; pollen presenter conical. Fruit obliquely elliptic, slightly curved, 2.5–3.5 cm long, 1.7–2.3 cm wide, not beaked; horns lacking; seed not occupying whole valve face, obliquely obovate, 18–23 mm long; wing extending only down one side of body. Flowers Sep.–Dec.

EGL, EGU. Also NSW. Confined in Victoria to the far east, and there rather rare, occurring on rocky ridges and peaks (e.g. Mt Kaye, Mallacoota area, Howe Range).

Hakea dactyloides under its present circumscription is a complex involving at least 3 species, extending from far south-eastern Victoria to south-eastern Queensland.

Source: Barker, R.M.; Barker, W.R.; Haegi, L. (1996). Hakea. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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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 dactyloides in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Hakea dactyloides in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native

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