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Hakea laevipes Gand.
Family Proteaceae
Hakea laevipes Gand. APNI*

Description: Erect bushy lignotuberous shrub 0.3–3 m high; branchlets dark brown tomentose to pubescent at flowering time.

Leaves ± lanceolate to obovate or spathulate, sometimes narrowly so, sometimes falcate, usually 5–12 cm long, 4.5–30 mm wide, flat and with 3–5 longitudinal veins, secondary veins conspicuous, lamina mostly rigid, apex acute to ± obtuse and with a hard apical point.

Conflorescences axillary, 12–46-flowered, clustered; rachis knob-like, pubescent; pedicels 3.2–7 mm long, appressed-pubescent or glabrous. Perianth 3–4 mm long, creamish, glabrous. Gynoecium 4.5–6.5 mm long; pollen presenter an erect cone.

Follicle ± broadly ellipsoid to ovoid, 20–30 mm long, 13–21 mm wide, warted, not or obscurely beaked, horns absent.


Flowering: Flowers Oct.–Jan.

Distribution and occurrence: Widespread, growing mostly on sandy soils in heath, also in dry sclerophyll forest and woodland, coast and tablelands, north from Green Cape, inland to Warialda and Yetman districts.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, ?CWS, ?NWP
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

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

 Key to the subspecies 
1Pedicels pubescent.subsp. laevipes
Pedicels glabrous.subsp. graniticola

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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