Hakea salicifolia subsp. salicifolia—Willow-leaved Hakea—PROTEACEAE.

Hakea salicifolia

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Habitat—Grows in Wet Sclerophyll forest and margins of Rainforest.

Distribution—Widespread on the coast and ranges. North from Jervis Bay in New South Wales to Springbrook near the New South Wales/Queensland border in the Macpherson Ranges; Naturalised in the Melbourne Victoria area as early as the 1880's, in the Adelaide Hills (South Australia.), on Norfolk Island., the North Island of New Zealand and Cape Town, South Africa.

Description—Tall shrub or small tree 2 to 5 m high. Young shoots silky ro hairless; Buds scaly.

Local occurrences

Australis Resort, Barrington/Gloucester Tops, Bennett Head, Black Head Flora Park, Diamond Beach, Great Lakes College-Forster Campus, Knappinghat Nature Reserve, Tuncurry Flora Park, Wallamba Cove and Zamia Place Reserve.

Leaves.— Simple, alternate, entire, narrowly elliptic, 8 to 15 cm long, 7 to 17 (Less than 27) mm wide, usually acute.

Hakea salicifolia
Hakea salicifolia

Inflorescence—A single umbel of 16 to 28 white flowers.

Flowering.—August to November.

Fruit— Obliquely ovate

Ripe.—May.

Hakea salicifolia