Trans. Linn. Soc. London 10: 179 (1810) APNI
Dense, divaricate shrub, 0.7–2 m high; branchlets and young leaves appressed-pubescent. Leaves rigid, straight, terete, 1.5–6 cm long, 0.9–1.3 mm broad, not grooved; apex straight. Inflorescence 6–10-flowered; rachis knob-like; pedicel 2.0–3.5 mm long, appressed-pubescent; perianth 3–3.5 mm long, pubescent at base; pistil 4.5–6.0 mm long, erect; pollen presenter conical. Fruit inserted ± at right-angle to stalk, sigmoid, 1.5–2.2 cm long, 0.7–1.6 cm wide, coarsely rugose, sometimes finely black-warted; beak reflexed, narrow, 3–7 mm long, ± appressed against ventral face; horns obscure; seed not occupying whole valve face, curved, 9.5–15 mm long; wing hardly down either side of seed-body, black or grey. Flowers Aug.–Oct.
DunT, Glep, Gold, GGr, HSF, LoM, Wim. Also SA. Occurs in south-western heathlands and woodlands where largely co-extensive with Hakea rostrata. Historical records of this species from the headwaters of the Macalister River are doubtful.
See notes under Hakea rostrata.
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