Common name: Furze hakea, Furze Hakea
Hakea ulicina R.Br. APNI*
Description: Prostrate or erect shrub to 1 m high.
Leaves linear, 2–10 cm long, 2–5 mm wide, flat, with 1–3 prominent longitudinal veins, rigid, apex pungent-pointed, yellowish green, pubescent to glabrous; petiole 1–3 mm long.
Conflorescences axillary, flowers numerous, clustered. Perianth c. 3 mm long, whitish, glabrous.
Follicle oblong-ovoid, 15–22 mm long, 8–10 mm wide, rough but without distinct warts, beak short, straight.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in coastal heath south from Eden district, sometimes the dominant species.
NSW subdivisions: SC
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
Text by R.M. Barker, G.J. Harden, L. Haegi & W.R. Barker
Taxon concept: R.M. Barker, L. Haegi & W.R. Barker (1999)
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