Common name: Kowmung Hakea
Hakea dohertyi APNI*
Synonyms: Hakea sp. 'Kowmung River' (Doherty 17-24) APNI*
Hakea sp. B sensu Harden (1991) APNI*
Description: Erect shrub to 3 m high; lignotuber absent.
Leaves linear, 20–40 cm long, 1.8–2.2 mm wide, trigonous with thickened margins and a single longitudinal vein prominent only on lower surface, apex pungent-pointed, lamina flexible, pale green, sparsely pubescent or glabrous, sessile.
Conflorescences axillary, clusters 4–6-flowered; rachis 0.5–1 mm long; pedicels 1.5–2.5 mm long, glabrous. Perianth 3–4 mm long, cream to white, glabrous. Gynoecium 3.8–4 mm long; pollen presenter an erect cone.
Follicle ± ovoid, 23–28 mm long, 12–20 mm wide, finely warted; beak short, straight; horns absent.
Flowering: Flowers spring.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest; restricted to a few ridges in the Kanangra Boyd N.P., rare, known from fewer than 100 plants.
NSW subdivisions: SC, CT
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Endangered; Commonwealth EPBC: Endangered
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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