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Hakea ochroptera W.R.Barker
Family Proteaceae
Hakea ochroptera W.R.Barker APNI*

Synonyms: Hakea sp. 'Dorrigo' (Barker 5636) APNI*
Hakea sp. 10 (Dorrigo, W.R. Barker 5636) APNI*
Hakea macraeana sensu Barker (1991) as to northern populations APNI*

Description: Shrub or tree to 12 m high, branches drooping; young leaves, stems and pedicels rusty-hairy; lignotuber apparently absent.

Leaves terete, usually 5–13.5 cm long, 0.75–1.1 mm diam., flexible, at first appressed-pubescent or silky, soon glabrescent, mucro 1–2 mm long.

Conflorescences axillary, clusters 1–6-flowered; rachis obscure, rust-brown tomentose; pedicels 4.5–7.5 mm long, sparsely pubescent. Perianth 4–5 mm long, white, glabrous. Gynoecium c. 9 mm long; pollen presenter an oblique disc.

Follicle ± globose, 32–40 mm long, 20–25 mm wide, covered with numerous separated warts; beak small; horns obscure; wing of seed pale-coloured.

Flowering: Flowers September–October

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in wet sclerophyll forest to rainforest, in rocky sites on the eastern escarpment, east of Dorrigo district, chiefly above 800 m alt.
NSW subdivisions: NC
AVH map***

Text by R.M. Barker, G.J. Harden, L. Haegi & W.R. Barker
Taxon concept: R.M. Barker, L. Haegi & W.R. Barker (1999)

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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