Hakea amplexicaulis

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Prickly Hakea
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Hakea amplexicaulis near Mundaring Weir, Western Australia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Hakea
Species: H. amplexicaulis
Binomial name
Hakea amplexicaulis

Hakea amplexicaulis R.Br. var. amplexicaulis
Hakea amplexicaulis var. latifolia Meisn.
Hakea triformis Lindl.
Hakea amplexicaulis var. angustifolia Meisn.

Hakea amplexicaulis (Prickly Hakea) is a shrub which is native to south west Western Australia.

Prickly Hakea is erect in habit, growing to a height of 1 to 3 metres (3 to 10 ft). It has leaves with prickly edges which envelope the stems. White flowers are produced between August and November in its native range.[1]

The species was first formally described by Robert Brown in Transactions of the Linnean Society of London in 1810.[2]


  1. ^ "Hakea amplexicaulis". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife. 
  2. ^ "Hakea amplexicaulis". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 2008-08-23.