Common name: Willow-leaved Hakea
Hakea salicifolia subsp. salicifolia (Vent.) B.L.Burtt APNI*
Synonyms: Hakea saligna (Andrews) Knight APNI*
Description: Tall shrub or small tree 2–5 m high.
Leaves narrowly elliptic, 8–15 cm long, 7–17 (-27) mm wide, usually acute.
Inflorescence a single umbel of 16–28 white flowers.
Fruit obliquely ovate.
Flowering: Flowers August–November
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread on the coast and ranges of N.S.W. from the Qld/N.S.W. border south to Jervis Bay, extending to Springbrook in the Macpherson Ra. in south-eastern Qld.; naturalised in the Melbourne area as early as the 1880s (Vic), in the Adelaide Hills (S.A.), on Norfolk Is., the North Island of New Zealand and Cape Town, South Africa.
Grows in wet sclerophyll forest
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT
Other Australian states: Qld *Vic. *S.A.
Text by R.M. Barker, L. Haegi & W.R. Barker
Taxon concept: Fl. Australia
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