Hakea eriantha R.Br.

Tree Hakea

Suppl. Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holl. 29 (1830) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Small tree or dense shrub, 1–5 m high; branchlets and young leaves appressed-pubescent, glabrescent. Leaves flat, not twisted at base, linear, narrowly elliptic or obovate, 8–18.5 cm long, (1–)10–20(–30) mm wide. Inflorescence 6–10-flowered; pedicel 2.5–6 mm long, densely tomentose; perianth 3.5–6.5 mm long, white, pubescent at base; pistil 7.0–8.2 mm long; pollen presenter a lateral disc below style apex. Fruit inserted ± at right-angle to stalk, usually curved upwards towards apex, obovoid, 1.9–3.2 cm long, 1.2–1.6 cm wide, smooth, brown-warted; horns obscure; seed not occupying whole valve face, obliquely narrowly obovate, 19.5–20.5 mm long; seed-body smooth or unevenly dissected; wing not decurrent, mid brown. Flowers (Jul.–)Aug.–Nov.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, SnM, VAlp, VRiv, VVP. Also Qld, NSW. Scattered through dry to moist lowland to montane forests, mainly east from Maffra, often abundant near rainforest margins.

Specimens from Yambulla Peak track on the upper reaches of the Genoa River have leaves which are up to 30 mm wide and broadest toward the apex, cf. the usual width of 10–20 mm and the broadest part near the middle. The species has been both recorded as being lignotuberous on some specimens from outside Victoria but whether this applies to all populations is unknown. Another variant with long, narrow-linear leaves to c. 3 mm wide, occurs occasionally within populations of typical plants.

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: Neville Walsh, 2020-01-15
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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 eriantha in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Hakea eriantha in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory