Hakea ulicina R.Br.

Furze Hakea

Suppl. Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holl. 29 (1830) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect non-lignotuberous shrub 2–5 m high; branchlets sparsely to moderately tomentose. Leaves glabrous, twisted through 90° at base, widely spreading, narrowly linear, 3–18 cm long, 1.5–4 mm wide, flat or trigonous; marginal veins prominent; longitudinal veins 1–3, prominent. Inflorescence 6–18-flowered; pedicel glabrous; perianth 1.5–3.5 mm long, cream-white, glabrous; pistil 4–6 mm long; pollen presenter conical. Fruit ovate or obliquely ovate, 1.6–2.5 cm long, 8–11 mm wide, shortly beaked and apiculate; horns lacking; seed not occupying whole valve face, obliquely narrowly obovate-elliptic, 10–16 mm long, 3.5–6 mm wide; wing extending partly down body, more broadly on adaxial side, blackish-brown. Flowers Aug.–Sep.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, GGr, HSF, LoM, OtP, OtR, Strz, VVP, WPro, Wim. Also NSW, Tas. (Flinders, Cape Barren and Clarke Islands). A common under-storey shrub in sclerophyll forest on the southern slopes of the Great Dividing Range, and as a component of coastal heathlands, growing in acidic sandy to sandy loam soils. Occurs mainly east of Port Phillip Bay, but with western outliers near Anglesea and in the Brisbane Ranges.

See notes under Hakea repullulans.

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.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-03-15
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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 ulicina in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Hakea ulicina in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native

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