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Common name: Finger Hakea, Broad-leaved Hakea
Hakea dactyloides (Gaertn.) Cav. APNI*
Description: Shrub 1–3 m high, young growth silky.
Leaves linear to lanceolate to oblanceolate or obovate, usually 5–10 cm long, 5–20 mm wide (occasionally to 15 cm long and to 40 mm wide on juvenile and sucker shoots), flat and with 3 or more longitudinal veins, lamina mostly rigid, apex acute to ± obtuse and with a hard apical point; petiole 2–5 mm long.
Conflorescences axillary, flowers numerous, clustered; pedicels glabrous or silky. Perianth c. 4 mm long, creamish, glabrous.
Follicle ± ovoid to obovoid, 20–30 mm long, 15–18 mm wide, prominently warty, shortly beaked.
Flowering: spring to early summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread, growing mostly on sandy soils in heath, dry sclerophyll forest and woodland.
NSW subdivisions: ?NC, CC, SC, CT, ST, ?NWS, CWS
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by R.M. Barker, G.J. Harden, L. Haegi & W.R. Barker
Taxon concept: R.M. Barker, L. Haegi & W.R. Barker (1999)
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