Hakea laurina R.Br.

Pincushion Hakea

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

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Sparingly established

Erect shrub or small tree, 3–6 m high; branchlets glabrescent. Leaves petiolate, narrowly obovate-elliptic to narrowly obovate, 7–21 cm long, 6–30 mm wide, flat, apex acute or bluntly acuminate; longitudinal veins 3–7, prominent. Inflorescence a spherical umbel with c. 70–170 flowers; pedicel 5.5–9.5 mm long, glabrous; perianth cream, soon turning pink or reddish, glabrous; pistil 14–19.5 mm long; pollen presenter conical. Fruit 1–10 per axil, obliquely ovate-elliptic, slightly curved at base, 2.2–3.8 cm long, 1.6–2.2 cm wide, keeled along lower suture, beaked; horns lacking; seed not occupying whole valve face, ovate, 15–24 mm long; wing broadly extending down both sides of body and narrowly around the base. Flowers Apr.–Aug.

*CVU, *GipP, *OtP, *VVP. Native to south-west Western Australia, SA (naturalised). Commonly grown as an ornamental, occasionally escaping cultivation in Victoria, mainly on sandy soils.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-05-27
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 laurina in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Hakea laurina in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present introduced
Gippsland Plain present introduced
Otway Plain present introduced
Goldfields present cultivated
Central Victorian Uplands present introduced

State distribution

Distribution map
Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory