|Hakea salicifolia (Willow-leaved Hakea)|
H. salicifolia is a fast-growing, upright shrub that can grow up to 5m tall. The flat and elliptical leaves are widest in the middle and can grow up to 12 cm long. New growth on the Willow-leaved Hakea is rose coloured. During the spring the Willow-leaved Hakea has pale yellow to white flowers which appear in small dense clusters among the leaves.
The species was formally described in 1890 by French botanist Étienne Pierre Ventenat, based on a specimen cultivated at the garden of Jacques Philippe Martin Cels which was believed to have origins in the Botany Bay area. Ventenat gave it the name Embrothium salicifolium. English botanist Brian Burtt transferred the species to the genus Hakea in 1941.
- "Hakea salicifolia (Vent.) B.L.Burtt". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
- "Willow-leaved hakea". Bay of Plenty Regional Council. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
- Howell, Clayson (May 2008). Consolidated list of environmental weeds in New Zealand (PDF). DRDS292. Wellington: Department of Conservation. ISBN 978-0-478-14413-0. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
- "Embothrium salicifolium Vent.". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
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