Hakea decurrens R.Br.

Bushy Needlewood

Suppl. Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holl. 27 (1830) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrubs or small trees, c. 0.3–4 m high, sometimes lignotuberous; young branchlets appressed-sericeous, usually glabrescent to ± persistently tomentose. Leaves terete, usually widely spreading, 1.5–8 cm long, 0.7–1.6 mm wide, grooved below, glabrous; apex straight. Inflorescence 3–6-flowered; rachis 0.7–2.8 mm long, densely tomentose; pedicel 1.2–4.8 mm long, sericeous to tomentose; perianth 4.2–7.2 mm long, white or pink, glabrous; pistil 9.0–12.2 mm long; pollen presenter an oblique disc. Fruit obliquely to broadly ovoid, 1.8–3.5 cm long, 1–3 cm wide, finely or coarsely tuberculate; beak sparsely pustulate or smooth; horns 1–5 mm long, often eroded; seed not occupying whole valve face, 17–23 mm long, 6.5–10.5 mm wide; seed-body 6–10 mm long, rugose; wing down one side only, dark blackish-brown.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, OtP, OtR, Strz, VVP, WPro, Wim.

3 subspecies, separated predominantly on fruit size and branchlet and pedicel indumentum; 2 in Victoria.

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.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Proteanae
order Proteales
family Proteaceae
genus Hakea
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Hakea decurrens in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Hakea decurrens in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory