Australian Native Plants

  Hakea archaeoides


Hakea archaeoides photo
Hakea archaeoides

Photograph by Cas Liber. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)




PLANT FACTS

distribution map showing range of Hakea archaeoides in Australia

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


Description
Hakea archaeoides is a large shrub or small tree. It produces clusters of red and yellow flowers from spring to early summer. The flower racemes develop in the leaf axils on older wood and are up to 80mm long. The fruit is woody capsules about 3cm to 4cm long. The leaves are oblong with three conspicuous longitudinal veins and grow to 25cm long and 1cm to 3cm wide. The flowers occur in spring to early summer forming pendulous . Hakea archaeoides is closely related to Hakea trineura which is restricted to the Rockhampton region of Queensland.

Height
5m - 7m

Spread
3m - 4m

Habitat
open forest

Wildlife Interest
good bird refuge plant. The flowers are attractive to honeyeating birds

Distribution
north coast of New South Wales.

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Proteales
Family:Proteaceae
Genus:Hakea
Species:archaeoides


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