Hakea decurrens

Common Name:

Bushy Needlewood



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):

Heathlands 1

Flower Description:

White, sometimes tinged pink 1


Medium to tall shrub to 5 m 1

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 grey 1


Image: Freya Thomas
Image: Freya Thomas

Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

Conservation status:

Hakea decurrens subsp. platytaenia is rare in Victoria


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