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Hakea eriantha R.Br.
Family Proteaceae
Hakea eriantha R.Br. APNI*

Description: Shrub or rarely a small tree to 10 m high; new growth pubescent.

Leaves oblong to lanceolate or narrow-elliptic, 6–15 cm long, mostly 5–15 mm wide, apex acute, glabrous and pale green, lateral veins usually obscure; petiole 5–10 mm long.

Conflorescences axillary, clusters few- to several-flowered. Perianth 6 mm long, white, appressed-pubescent.

Follicle oblong-ovoid, 20–30 mm long, c. 15 mm wide, wrinkled, upper edge straight or curved; beak c. 3 mm long.


Habit
Photo A.E. Orme

Flower
Photo A.E. Orme

Fruit
Photo J. Plaza

Flowering: spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in wet sclerophyll forest and woodland; mainly on the coastal and escarpment ranges, chiefly north from the Kempsey district and south from the Budawang Ra.
NSW subdivisions: NC, SC, NT, ST, NWS
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
AVH map***

Text by R.M. Barker, G.J. Harden, L. Haegi & W.R. Barker
Taxon concept: R.M. Barker, L. Haegi & W.R. Barker (1999)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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