Hakea propinqua facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsHakea propinqua
|Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Australia|
|Occurrence data from Australasian Virtual Herbarium|
Hakea propinqua is a bushy shrub 1–4 m (3–10 ft) tall with unpleasantly scented, small, pale yellow or white flowers occurring in umbels along branchlets in leaf axils. The leaves are thin, terete, about 3 cm (1 in) long, 1 mm (0.04 in) wide, ending with a sharp tip about 1 mm (0.04 in) long. The leaves are softer and at a smaller angle to the stem than the related Needlebush. The warty fruit are egg shaped-elliptic 3.5–4.5 cm (1–2 in) long and 2.5–3 cm (1–1 in) wide ending with two small horns.
Taxonomy and naming
Hakea propinqua was first formally described in 1825 by Allan Cunningham and the description was published in Geographical Memoirs on New South Wales. The species name is derived from the Latin propinquus, meaning near, referring to the similarity to Hakea nodosa.
Distribution and habitat
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