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Hakea purpurea Hook.
Family Proteaceae
Hakea purpurea Hook. APNI*

Description: Shrub 1–3 m high, very young shoots with a few silky hairs, otherwise glabrous.

Leaves terete, 3–10 cm long, leaves often divided into 2–4 slender pungent segments 3–10 cm long, 1–1.5 mm diam., glabrous; leaves usually all ± entire or all divided.

Conflorescences axillary, flowers clustered or raceme-like and with rachis to 1 cm long; pedicels 10–15 mm long. Perianth c. 10 cm long, reddish purple, glabrous. Style 20–30 mm long.

Follicle ± ovoid, 30–40 mm long, c. 15 mm wide, glabrous, not or scarcely beaked; wing completely surrounding the seed.


Flower
Photo T.M. Tame

Flowering: spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Confined to hilly sites north of Yetman; rare, more widespread in central Qld.
NSW subdivisions: NWP
Other Australian states: Qld
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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