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Hakea decurrens subsp. platytaenia W.R.Barker, J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 17: 196 (1996)

T: Ben Boyd Natl Park, South Coast Region, N.S.W., 23 July 1990, M.Parris 9714 ; holo: AD; iso: AD, CANB, others to be distributed.

Small shrubby tree or erect shrub, 0.3–2 m tall. Branchlets moderately to densely tomentose, rarely appressed-sericeous, persistent at least until well after flowering. Leaves sparsely tomentose with some hairs appressed, quickly glabrescent. Fruit 2.6–3.5 cm long, 2.6–3.5 cm wide; red-brown wood zone 3–5 mm wide; pale wood zone 8–15 mm wide. Fig. 6H.

Coastal, occurring in south-eastern N.S.W., eastern Vic., and Bass Strait islands. Found in windswept heath. Flowers May–Sept. Map 36.

N.S.W.: c. 0.3 km W by track from Saltwater Creek camping ground, S of Eden, D.E.Albrecht 410 (AD, MEL); Quoraburagam Point, J.Pully 479 (CANB). Vic.: Howe Hill, s.d. , Anon. (F.Mueller herb.) 132 (MEL); Oberons Foot, Wilsons Promontory, 10 June 1965, P.K.Smith (MEL). Tas.: Flinders Is., summit of Mt Tanner, B.S.Crisp 459 (CANB, HO).

(R.M.Barker, L.Haegi, W.R.Barker)


Data derived from Flora of Australia Volumes 16 (1995), 17A (2000) and 17B (1999), products of ABRS, ©Commonwealth of Australia