Hakea decurrens

Common name: 

Bushy Needlewood

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Grampians, Midlands, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Gippsland Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (CDEHJKMNPSTVWZ) also NSW, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Heathlands1

Flower description:

White, sometimes tinged pink1

Habit:

Medium to tall shrub to 5 m1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This plant is very spiky and has needle-like leaves. Flowers are in clusters in leaf axils and the fruit is a woody dark-brown capsule that becomes warty and grey1

Images:
Image of Hakea decurrens
Image of Hakea decurrens
Image of Hakea decurrens
Image of Hakea decurrens Image: Freya Thomas
Image of Hakea decurrens Image: Freya Thomas
Conservation status:

Hakea decurrens subsp. platytaenia is rare in Victoria

References:

1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.