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Hakea pulvinifera L.A.S.Johnson
Family Proteaceae
Hakea pulvinifera L.A.S.Johnson APNI*

Description: Root-suckering shrub to c. 4 m high with thick tesselated bark, young branchlets pubescent.

Leaves c. 10 cm long, mostly divided into 2–7 terete pungent-pointed segments 2–4 cm long and c. 2 mm diam., glabrous.

Conflorescence raceme-like, rachis 5–8 cm long, flowers paired on prominent pulvini. Perianth 9–12 mm long, yellowish white. Style c. 18 mm long.

Follicle not seen.


Flower
Photo J. Hosking

Flowering: spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Confined to a single population on a hard rocky hillside below Keepit Dam (Gunnedah); rare, apparently reproduces only by root suckers.
NSW subdivisions: NWS

Threatened species: NSW BCA: Endangered; Commonwealth EPBC: Endangered
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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