Common name: Silver Needlewood, Needlewood, Needle Bush, Silver Needlewood, Needle Hakea
Hakea leucoptera subsp. leucoptera R.Br. APNI*
Description: Small shrub or tree 1–8 m high.
Leaves terete, not grooved.
Fruit 1.7–3.2 cm long.
Flowering: Flowers predominantly October–December, sporadically in other months.
Distribution and occurrence: Occurs in central and south-eastern arid and semi-arid Australia in all mainland States and Territories, except W.A. and A.C.T.
Grows in a wide range of grasslands, shrublands and woodlands, in sandy to clay soil.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. S.A. N.T.
Text by R.M. Barker, L. Haegi & W.R. Barker
Taxon concept: Fl. Australia
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