Hakea salicifolia subsp. salicifolia

Willow-leaved Hakea

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Shrub or small tree, 2–5 m high; branchlets sparsely silky pubescent or glabrous. Leaves flat, narrow-elliptic to lanceolate, 5–15 cm long, 5–20(–27) mm wide, apex usually acute; venation obscure; lateral veins at acute angles. Inflorescence 16–28-flowered; rachis 1–1.5 mm long; pedicels 4.5–7 mm long, glabrous; perianth 2–4.5 mm long, white, glabrous; pistil 6–6.5 mm long; pollen presenter an oblique disc. Fruit obliquely ovate to ± globose, c. 2–3.5 cm long, 1–3 cm wide, black-warted; horns often obscure; seed not occupying whole valve face, 1.7–2 cm long; wing only partly down one side of seed body. Flowers Aug.–Nov.

*CVU, *EGL, *EGU, *GipP, *Gold, *HNF, *HSF, *VVP. Also SA (naturalised), Qld, NSW (native and naturalised), ACT (doubtfully naturalised). Native to coastal areas and nearby ranges in New South Wales and southern Queensland, plants occasionally escaping cultivation in Victoria.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-05-30
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 salicifolia subsp. salicifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Hakea salicifolia subsp. salicifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Goldfields present naturalised
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised
East Gippsland Lowlands present naturalised
East Gippsland Uplands present naturalised
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised
Highlands-Northern Fall present naturalised

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory