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Hakea lorea (R.Br.) R.Br.
Family Proteaceae
Common name: Bootlace Oak

Hakea lorea (R.Br.) R.Br. APNI*

Description: Shrub or small tree to 10 m high with erect or drooping foliage, bark dark grey, furrowed; lignotuber present.

Leaves ± rigid, terete, usually 15–68 cm long, mostly 0.9–2.5 mm diam., glabrous, usually undivided.

Conflorescences axillary, raceme-like, 15–200-flowered; rachis 50–250 mm long, pubescent with appressed hairs; pedicels 3.5–11 mm long, pubescent. Perianth 5–11 mm long, white to yellow or greenish, pubescent. Gynoecium 15–28 mm long; pollen presenter oblique.

Follicle narrowly oblong-ovoid, 25–44 mm long, 13–20 mm wide, ± smooth; beak present; horns absent.

Flowering: Flowers September–October

Distribution and occurrence: Rare in N.S.W.; recorded from woodland in the Collarenebri district (and extending into central and northern Aust. where it is more widespread).
NSW subdivisions: NWS
Other Australian states: Qld N.T. S.A. W.A.
AVH map***

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

N.S.W. occurrences are: subsp. lorea

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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