Common name: Dagger Hakea
Hakea teretifolia subsp. teretifolia (Salisb.) Britten APNI*
Description: Spreading shrub 1–3 m high with rigid divaricate branches; new growth whitish hairy.
Leaves often crowded, terete, 1.5–7 cm long, c. 2 mm diam., rigid, glabrous.
Conflorescences axillary, clusters c. 6-flowered, rachis short. Perianth 4–6 mm long, white to yellowish, covered with appressed white hairs.
Follicle narrow-ovoid, 20–30 mm long, 6–8 mm wide, tapering to an acute apex, with 2 or more protuberances near base of each valve.
Flowering: late spring to early summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Commonly grows in or near swampy sites in sclerophyll scrub and heath; widespread on the coast south of the Macleay R. and on the ranges from the Blue Mtns to the Braidwood district.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, ?CT, ST
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