Linnaea 26: 359 (1854) APNI
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.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|New South Wales|