Plants of South Eastern New South Wales

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Hakea laevipes subsp. laevipes

Common name

A hakea



Where found

Dry forest, woodland, and heath. Coast, ranges, and tablelands.


Shrub to 3 m high. Branchlets brown, hairy at flowering time. Leaves alternating up the stems, usually 5–12 cm long, 4.5–30 mm wide, mostly rigid, longitudinal veins usually 3–5, tips pointed. Flowers with 4 creamish 'petals' 3–4 mm long, free from each other when the flowers are fully open, hairless. Gynoecium 4.5–6.5 mm long. Flowers in clusters of 12–46 flowers. Flowers October–January. 'Nuts' more or less broadly oval to oval, 20–30 mm long, 13–21 mm wide, warty, not or obscurely beaked, horns absent. Seeds with one wing.

PlantNET description:   (accessed 8 April 2021)