Hakea elliptica (Sm.) R.Br.

Oval-leaved Hakea

Trans. Linn. Soc. London 10: 187 (1810) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Sparingly established

Erect shrub, 2–5 m high; lignotuber absent; branchlets densely tomentose at flowering with reddish-brown hair. Leaves elliptic to broadly elliptic, 4.5–9.5 cm long, 15–55 mm wide, flat, apex obtuse to subacute; longitudinal veins 3–5, prominent. Inflorescence 35–40-flowered; pedicel glabrous; perianth cream to white, glabrous; pistil 6–7.5 mm long; pollen presenter conical. Fruit obliquely elliptic, 2.5–3.7 cm long, 1.5–2.5 cm wide, not or hardly beaked; horns lacking; seed not occupying whole valve face, obliquely ovate, 20–25 mm long; wing extending broadly down one side of the body, partially and narrowly down the other. Flowers Nov.–Jan.

*GipP, *OtP. WA (native). Native to the south coast of Western Australia, grown as an ornamental, occasionally escaping cultivation in Victoria.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-05-24
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 elliptica in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Hakea elliptica in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present introduced
Otway Plain present introduced

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia