Hakea pendens facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsHakea pendens
|Occurrence data from Australasian Virtual Herbarium|
The shrub typically grows to a height of 2 to 3 metres (7 to 10 ft) and a width of 2.5 to 3.1 metres (8 to 10 ft). It blooms from July to September and produces plentiful large pendulous pink-white flowers that hang from short branched stems on old wood. The terete dark green leaves are 2–4 cm (0.8–2 in) long by about 2 mm (0.08 in) wide ending with a sharp point. Smooth grey obovate fruit, sometimes with darker grey speckling are about 3 cm (1 in) long and 1.5–2 cm (0.6–0.8 in) wide.
Taxonomy and naming
The species was first formally described by Robyn Mary Barker in 1990 and published in the Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Garden from a specimen collected near Marvel Loch. The specific epithet (pendens) is a Latin word meaning "hanging".
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