Hakea prostrata R.Br.

Harsh Hakea

Trans. Linn. Soc. London 10: 184 (1810) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Erect, prostrate or sprawling shrub to 4 m high; branchlets glabrous or villous. Leaves flat, elliptic to broadly obovate, 1.5–5.5 cm long, 10–35 mm wide, toothed distally, with up to 13 pairs of spine-tipped teeth, auriculate, apex spine-tipped; venation obscure. Inflorescence 10–16-flowered; rachis 4.5–9.5 mm long, villous or glabrous; pedicel 6–10.5 mm long, glabrous; perianth 3.5–5.5 mm long, cream-white, pink or red, glabrous; pistil 8.5–13 mm long; pollen presenter an oblique disc. Fruit ovate, 2.3–3.8 cm long, 1–1.6 cm wide, smooth or with scattered prickles, usually beaked; seed occupying almost all of valve face, 18–20 mm long; wing partly extending down one or both sides of seed body. Flowers Jul.–Oct.

*GGr. Native to south-western WA. In Victoria known from an incursion in a wildflower plantation (ie. Protea, Leucadendron, and Erica plants grown for cut flower trade) near the Grampians National Park.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-05-27
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-03-15
Hero image
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 prostrata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Hakea prostrata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Greater Grampians present naturalised

State distribution

Distribution map
Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory