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Hakea propinqua A.Cunn.
Family Proteaceae
Hakea propinqua A.Cunn. APNI*

Description: Bushy shrub 1–2 m high, young growth sparsely pubescent.

Leaves crowded, terete, 2–5 cm long, c. 1 mm diam., glabrous, mucro 1–2 mm long.

Conflorescences axillary, clusters few-flowered. Perianth 3–4 mm long, glabrous; yellowish in forms from the higher altitudes, white in coastal forms; pedicels 2–4 mm long, villous.

Follicle globose to obovoid, 30–40 mm long, 25–30 mm wide, very rough with acute warty protuberances, with or without a very small beak.


Photo © ANBG

Fruit
Photo J. Plaza

Flowering: winter and spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows mainly on the coastal plateaus and adjacent ranges from Woy Woy to the Royal N.P., widespread on the Blue Mtns.
NSW subdivisions: CC, CT
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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