Hakea teretifolia subsp. hirsuta (Endl.) R.M.Barker

Dagger Hakea

J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 13: 105 (1990) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Slender and erect, or spreading shrub, 1–4 m high; branchlets densely tomentose, glabrescent by flowering; Leaves rigid, terete, sometimes flattened when young, 0.5–7.7 cm long, 0.8–1.7 mm wide, not grooved; apex straight. Inflorescence of 4, 6 or 8 flowers; rachis obscure; pedicel and perianth densely tomentose; pedicel 2.5–4 mm long; perianth 3.7–5.5 mm long, white or cream-white; pistil 11–17 mm long, deflexed; pollen presenter an oblique disc. Fruit narrowly ovate to lanceolate with an obliquely transverse, irregularly toothed crest c. one-third from base, 1.6–2.7 cm long, 0.5–0.9 cm wide, finely black-warted or smooth, dark brown-streaked; horns lacking; seed not occupying whole valve face, narrowly elliptic, 11–15 mm long; wing light or dark brown. Flowers Nov.–Feb.

DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, GGr, HSF, VVP, WPro, Wim. Occasional to locally common in damp to wet, lowland heaths and heathy woodlands east of Melbourne, with a disjunct occurrence in the Grampians.

At least some populations of this species are lignotuberous as shown by specimen from Genoa, taken from a plant regenerating after fire.

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
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Hakea teretifolia subsp. hirsuta in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Hakea teretifolia subsp. hirsuta in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain 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

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