Hakea leucoptera subsp. leucoptera


Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrub or tree 1–8 m high; branchlets pubescent. Leaves rigid, terete, 3.5–10 cm long, 1.3–2 mm wide, not grooved, white-pubescent when young; apex straight, rarely curved. Inflorescence 18–45-flowered; rachis 6–14 mm long, white-woolly-pubescent; pedicel 2–6.5 mm long, glabrous; perianth 3–4.5 mm long, white, glabrous; pistil 7–11 mm long; pollen presenter an oblique disc. Fruit obliquely ellipsoid, 1.7–3.2 cm long, 1–2 cm wide, smooth, sometimes sparsely warted, beaked for c. one-third its length, horns obscure; seed not occupying whole valve face, with wing decurrent half to fully down one side only, cream to brown-white, sometimes darker at base.  Flowers predominantly Oct.–Dec.

LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, RobP, VRiv, Wim. Also WA, NT, SA, Qld, NSW. Confined in Victoria to the north-west, usually on more fertile soils, and much depleted through clearing for agriculture.

The pedicel and perianth are glabrous in Victorian specimens, but have a raised pubescence in some South Australia and Northern Territory populations.

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 leucoptera subsp. leucoptera in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Hakea leucoptera subsp. leucoptera in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory