Sert. Hannov. 3: 27 (1797) APNI
Remarks: Early records of Hakea sericea in Victoria (e.g. J.H.Willis, Handb. Pl. Victoria, 2:51 (1973)) refer to the native H. decurrens. Subsequently, true H. sericea has become naturalised in Victoria from plantings. It occurs naturally only in New South Wales.
Early records of Hakea sericea in Victoria (e.g. J.H.Willis, Handb. Pl. Victoria, 2:51 (1973)) refer to the native H. decurrens. Subsequently, true H. sericea has become naturalised in Victoria from plantings. It occurs naturally only in New South Wales.
Shrub to small tree, 0.6–4.5 m high; lignotuber absent; young branchlets densely woolly-tomentose, tomentum usually persistent. Leaves terete, spreading widely or angled to stem, mostly 2–4.3 cm long, 0.7–1 mm wide, grooved below, soon glabrous; apex straight. Inflorescence (1–)4–6-flowered; rachis 0.5–2.2 mm long, densely woolly-tomentose; pedicel 2.2–4.6 mm long, villous to hirsute; perianth 2.5–4.7 mm long, white or cream, glabrous; pistil (4.5–)5–7(–7.5) mm long; pollen presenter an oblique disc. Fruit broadly ovoid to globoid, (2–)2.5–3(–4) cm long, 2–3.2 cm wide, finely or coarsely tuberculate to deeply wrinkled; beak usually similarly patterned to body; horns 0.5–3 mm long, often obscure; seed not occupying whole valve face, mostly 19–25 mm long, 7–10 mm wide; seed body 5.5–8.7 mm long, finely wrinkled or warted; wing down one side only, or unequally down both sides. Flowers Jul.–Oct.
*CVU, *EGL, *GipP, *Gold, *GGr, *HSF, *OtP, *VAlp. Also Qld, SA (?naturalised), NSW (native and naturalised). Also naturalised New Zealand, Spain, S. Africa. Recorded as naturalised (following 1983 wildfires) from cultivation at Anglesea. Widely cultivated, and possibly naturalised elsewhere.
All earlier records of this species in Victoria pertain to the native Hakea decurrens.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||naturalised|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||naturalised|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|