Hakea asperma Molyneux & Forrester

Native Dog Hakea

Muelleria 27 (2): 225,226 (2009) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e)

Suckering shrub to c. 1.3 m high; stems erect; branchlets glabrous. Leaves rigid, terete, (2–)3–9(–10) cm long, 0.8–1.3 mm wide, not grooved, white-pubescent when young; apex straight. Inflorescence 6–10-flowered; rachis 1–1.5 mm long, sericeous; pedicel c. 5 mm long, sericeous; perianth 4–4.5 mm long, white, glabrous, rarely with silky hairs at base; pistil 7–8 mm long; pollen presenter an oblique disc. Fruit not formed. Flowers Nov. (1 record).

SnM. Apprently restricted to the upper catchment of the Buchan River, where known from three stands. Occurs in shallow rocky soils with mallee eucalypts.

Closely resembles Hakea lissosperma and H. microcarpa. Distinguished from both these species by its suckering habit, and from the latter by its densely hairy rachis and consistently terete leaves.

Hakea asperma is known to only reproduce asexually via root-suckers.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-05-24
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-01-14
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 asperma in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Hakea asperma in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Snowy Mountains present native

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