Scientific Name:
Hakea salicifolia (Vent.) B.L.Burtt (1941)
  • = Hakea saligna (Andrews) Knight (1809)
Vernacular Name(s):
willow-leaved hakea

Large erect shrub or small tree, glabrous except for silky hairs on very young shoots and lvs. Shoots angular. Lvs sessile to shortly petiolate, flattened, 60–110 × 5–15 mm, narrowly elliptic-oblong or narrow-elliptic, entire, coriaceous; base attenuate; apex acute, not spiny. Fls in fascicles of up to c. 20. Pedicels 3–7 mm long. Perianth white, < pedicel; limb curled back against tube. Ovary sessile; style glabrous; stigma cone large, oblique. Fr. 2–2.7 × 1.3–1.6 cm, tuberculate; beak curved. Seed 15–20 × 5–7 mm (including wing), black; wing extending down 1 side.

[From: Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]


Flowering: Aug.–Nov.

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.