Plants of South Eastern New South Wales

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Hakea constablei

Common name

A hakea



Where found

Dry forest on rocky outcrops. Blue Mountains and south to near Mittagong.


Shrub to 7 m high. Leaf tips sharp. Very young growth hairy, usually becoming hairless with age. Leaves alternating up the stems, 4–12 cm long, about 1.5 mm in diameter, rigid, cylindrical, sparsely to densely appressed-silky, often quickly becoming hairless, tips pointed outward with a mucro 1-2.5 mm long. Flowers with 4 white 'petals' 5–7 mm long, free from each other when the flowers are fully open. Gynoecium about 10 mm long. Unit clusters of 6–8 flowers, often close together. Flowering: summer. 'Nuts' almost round, 40–55 mm long, 30–40 mm wide, with crowded warty protuberances; not prominently beaked. Seeds with one wing.

PlantNET description:   (accessed 8 April 2021)