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.
Text by R.M. Barker, G.J. Harden, L. Haegi & W.R. Barker
|N.S.W. occurrences are: subsp. lorea|
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