Hakea eriantha

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Hakea eriantha
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Leaves and fruit
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Hakea
Species: H. eriantha
Binomial name
Hakea eriantha
R.Br.[1]

Hakea eriantha, commonly known as tree hakea,[1] is a shrub or small tree in that is native to the east coast of Australia.[2] It grows to between 1 and 5 metres high and has linear to ovate leaves that are 8 to 18.5 cm long and 1 to 30 mm wide.[2] Cream flowers in groups of 6 to 10 appear in the leaf axils between August and November in the species native range.[2] The woody fruit is 20 to 30 mm long and about 15 mm wide.It is wrinkled and has beak that is about 3 mm long.[3]

The species was formally described in 1830 by botanist Robert Brown.[1]

It occurs in Eucalyptus woodland or forest and the edge of rainforest from Gladstone in Queensland, southward to Gippsland in Victoria.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Hakea eriantha". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Hakea eriantha". Flora of Australia Online. Department of the Environment and Heritage, Australian Government. 
  3. ^ Barker, R.M; Harden, G.J.; Haegi, L.; Barker, W.R. "New South Wales Flora Online: Hakea eriantha". Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney, Australia.