Hakea rostrata F.Muell. ex Meisn.

Beaked Hakea

Linnaea 26: 359 (1854) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Spreading or rounded shrub, 1–4 m high; branchlets and young leaves appressed-pubescent. Leaves flexible, ascending, terete, 2–15 cm long, 0.8–1.7 mm wide, not grooved; apex straight. Inflorescence 1–10-flowered; rachis knob-like; pedicel 2.5–6.5 mm long, densely appressed-pubescent; perianth 3.5–5.5 mm long, pubescent at base; pistil 7.8–11.5 mm long, deflexed; pollen presenter an oblique disc. Fruit inserted ± at right-angle to stalk, sigmoid, 2.2–4.5 cm long, 1.8–3.2 cm wide, coarsely wrinkled, sometimes finely black-warted; beak reflexed, narrow, 7–14 mm long, appressed against ventral face; horns obscure; seed not occupying whole valve face, curved, 13–22 mm long; wing decurrent halfway down one side of seed-body, black with lighter apex. Flowers Jul.–Nov.

DunT, Glep, GGr, LoM, VVP, WaP, Wim. Also SA. Occurs through a range of heathlands and heathy woodlands in the west and south-west, mostly on sandy soils, and locally common.

Hakea rostrata and H. rugosa, grow together in some places. Hakea rostrata differs from H. rugosa by its curved rather than straight leaves, curved rather than straight style, its oblique disc rather than a cone as a pollen presenter and its larger fruits.

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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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 rostrata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Hakea rostrata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present cultivated
Warrnambool Plain present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales