Scientific Name:
Hakea gibbosa Cav.
Vernacular Name(s):
downy hakea
Spreading shrub, hairy in most of its parts. Shoots terete, shaggy villous. Lvs simple, terete, 30–80 × 0.8–1.5 mm, villous at first and some hairs remaining, rigid and spiny. Fls solitary or few in fascicles. Pedicels 3–5 mm long, shaggy villous. Perianth white, sparsely hairy, <pedicel. Ovary stipitate; style glabrous; stigma large, oblique. Fr. 3.7–4.3 × (2.7)–3–3.5 cm, rugose, shortly beaked. Seed 30–33 × 10–14 mm (including wing), black; wing extending down both margins.
[From: Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]
Flowering: Jun.–Aug.
Biosecurity New Zealand 2012: Regional Pest Management Strategies Database.
Howell, C. 2008: Consolidated list of environmental weeds in New Zealand. DOC Research & Development Series 292: 42.