Grass-leaf hakea

Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Hakea
Species: francisiana
Main Flower Colour: Red

Description

Erect shrub or small tree, 2.5–8 m tall, non-sprouting. Branchlets patchily appressed-pubescent to ±glabrous at flowering. Leaves flat, linear, 8–26 cm long, 3–16 mm wide, finely striate, acute, bluntly mucronate, sparsely pubescent to glabrous; veins 5–13 between prominent marginal veins.

Inflorescence with 150–500 flowers; rachis 5–9 cm long, basally tomentose, otherwise glabrous; pedicels glabrous. Perianth pale to deep pink or red to orange-red, sometimes brownish, glabrous. Pistil 16.5–23.5 mm long, coloured as perianth or paler, sometimes cream; gland a thick semi-annular collar.

Fruit 1–12 on enlarged rachis, subsessile or stalked, woody, ±obliquely ovate-elliptic, 1.4–2.6 cm long, 1–1.4 cm wide, prominently beaked, shortly apiculate, not keeled on ventral suture. Seed obliquely obovate-rhombic, 10–22 mm long, 5.5–9 mm wide; wing extending down one side of body only, sometimes laciniate apically, black to blackish brown.

Flowering start in July and ends in October.

Identification

The main flower colour is red.

References

Flora SA

Created: 30 Oct 2014 - Member - Stephen L (Clare SA)
Updated: 20 Nov 2014 - Member - John and Val

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Location

Bio Regions

GVD - Great Victoria Desert

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