Hakea macraeana F.Muell.

Willow Needlewood

Australas. J. Pharm. 1: 430 (1886) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native (naturalised in part(s) of state)

Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Shrub or small tree, 1–10 m high; branchlets drooping, appressed-pubescent when young. Leaves narrowly spreading, terete, (3–)5.5–15 cm long, 0.7–1.2 mm wide, grooved below, soon glabrous; apex straight, rarely hooked. Inflorescence 1–6-flowered; rachis c. 1 mm long, with white and or rusty hairs; perianth 3–5.2 mm long, white or cream, usually appressed-pubescent; pistil c. 7–10 mm long; pollen presenter an oblique disc. Fruit elliptic to obovate, 2.8–4 cm long, 1.8–2.4 cm wide, pale-warted; beak small, ± smooth; horns 1–3 mm long; seed not occupying whole valve face, 22–27 mm long; wing only partly down one side of seed-body, blackish brown. Flowers Aug.–Oct.

EGU, GipP. Also NSW. Known in Victoria from a single  young plant in the Upper Genoa River, possibly originating from seed washed downstream from plants across the border in New South Wales. Subsequent attempts to relocate this plant have been unsuccessful, and it is likely that this individual has not persisted at that site. Also sparingly established from a planting at Mount Martha on the Mornington Peninsula.

See note under Hakea lissosperma.

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 macraeana in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Hakea macraeana in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native

State distribution

Distribution map
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory