Plants of South Eastern New South Wales

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Hakea eriantha

Common name

Tree Hakea



Where found

Forest and woodland. South of the Hume Highway. Coast, ranges, and tablelands. Widely planted in Canberra. Naturalised in the ACT. Occasional in Kosciuszko National Park (planted?).


Shrub or tree to 15 m high. Bark dark grey to greyish brown, longitudinally fissured. Branchlets and young leaves appressed hairy, becoming hairless. Leaves alternating up the stems, 6–18.5 cm long, 1–30 mm wide, leathery, lateral veins usually obscure, tips pointed; mucro 0.5-1.5 mm long. Flowers white, with 4 'petals' each about 6 mm long, appressed-hairy, free from each other when the flowers are fully open. Gynoecium 7.0–8.2 mm long. Unit clusters 6–10-flowered, often several clusters close together. Flowers Winter to Spring. 'Nut' oblong-oval, 19–32 mm long, 12-16 mm wide, wrinkled to warty or more or less smooth, beak about 3 mm long. Seeds with one wing.

PlantNET description:   (accessed 8 April 2021)