Hakea drupacea (C.F.Gaertn.) Roem. & Schult.

Sweet-scented Hakea

Sys. 3: 426 (1818) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Dense, spreading or erect shrub or tree, 1–4 m high; branchlets appressed-pubescent. Leaves 3–13 cm long, 1–1.6 mm wide, usually divided into 2–8 terete segments, grooved above or not, glabrous or appressed-pubescent; mucro 0.5–1.5 mm long. Inflorescence 46–84-flowered; rachis 17–26 mm long, appressed-pubescent, with white or pale brown hairs; pedicel 4–10 mm long, glabrous; perianth straight in bud, 3–4 mm long, glabrous, pale pink ageing white; pistil 3.5–4.5 mm long; pollen presenter an erect cone. Fruit obliquely ovate on recurved stalk, 2–2.5 cm long, 1.6–1.9 cm wide, black, warted; horns 2–4 mm long; seed not occupying whole valve face, 16–20 mm long, winged partly down one side only, black or grey. Flowers Mar.–Jun.

*GipP, *Glep, *HSF, *OtP, *VVP. Also WA (native), SA (naturalised). Commonly planted as a hardy, salt-tolerant shrub in coastal areas, now naturalised at several locations (e.g. Portland, Anglesea, Mornington Peninsula) particularly through regeneration following 1983 bushfires.

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
Distribution map
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 drupacea in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Hakea drupacea in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present naturalised
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Otway Plain present naturalised
Dundas Tablelands present cultivated
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised

State distribution

Distribution map
Western Australia
South Australia
Australian Capital Territory