Suppl. Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holl. 29 (1830) APNI
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.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|