Australian Native Plants

  Hakea oleifolia (Olive-leaved Hakea)


Hakea oleifolia photo
Habit of Hakea oleifera at Jena Botanical Garden, Germany

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




OLIVE-LEAVED HAKEA FACTS

distribution map showing range of Hakea oleifolia in Australia

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


Common Name
Olive-leaved Hakea

Description
The Olive-leaved Hakea (Hakea oleifolia) is a tall shrub or small tree with upright growth habit. It has light green oblong lanceolate leaves with a leathery texture. The laves are crowded and some have irregular teeth. White scented flowers are produced in dense clusters at the base the leaves. The main flowering is in spring. The fruits are oval and woody with a small beak or horn near the tip. Each fruit contains two winged seeds in common with most Hakeas.

Height
4m - 9m

Spread
3m - 6m

Wildlife Interest
attracts birds

Distribution
Western Australia

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Proteales
Family:Proteaceae
Genus:Hakea
Species:oleifolia
Common Name:Olive-leaved Hakea


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