Australian Native Plants

  Hakea decurrens (Bushy Needlewood)


Hakea decurrens photo
Hakea decurrens Paddys Ranges State Park, Victoria, Australia

Photograph by Melburnian. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)




BUSHY NEEDLEWOOD FACTS

distribution map showing range of Hakea decurrens in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Bushy Needlewood

Description
Hakea decurrens is a medium shrub. Young stems are red and the leaves are narrow and prickly. The plant produces pinkish buds opening into white flowers in winter and spring. The fruit is a woody capsule with two seeds.

Height
1m - 3m

Spread
1m - 3m

Wildlife Interest
attracts honeyeaters. Provides a refuge for birds.

Distribution
New South Wales

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Proteales
Family:Proteaceae
Genus:Hakea
Species:decurrens
Common Name:Bushy Needlewood


Relatives in same Genus
  Hakea archaeoides
  Hakea bakeriana
  Hakea bucculenta
  Hakea drupacea
  Hakea myrtoides
  Hakea oleifolia
  Hakea petiolaris
  Hakea plurinervia
  Hakea scoparia
  Hakea teretifolia