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'''''Hakea myrtoides''''' or '''myrtle hakea''' is a shrub endemic to the woodlands of the [[Darling Scarp|Darling Range]] near [[Perth, Western Australia|Perth]] in [[Western Australia]].
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'''''Hakea myrtoides''''' commonly known as '''myrtle hakea''',<ref name="FloraBase"/> is a shrub [[endemism|endemic]] to the woodlands of the [[Darling Scarp|Darling Range]] near [[Perth, Western Australia|Perth]] in [[Western Australia]].
   
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
A [[lignotuberous]] ground hugging shrub which may grow to between {{convert|0.3-0.9|m|ft|sigfig=1|abbr=on}} in height. Mauve, pink or crimson flowers grow in clusters in the leaf axils along the arching branchlets in winter and early spring. Followed by small [[ovoid]] woody seed capsules that are less than {{convert|1|cm|in|sigfig=1|abbr=on}} in diameter with a short slightly curving beak. The rigid leaves are small, broad-elliptic and [[Myrtus|myrtle]]-like (hence ''myrtiodes'') and are about {{convert|2|cm|in|sigfig=1|abbr=on}} in length with a prominent mid-vein and tapering to a sharp point. In cultivation the plant in often [[grafting|grafted]] onto ''[[Hakea salicifolia]]'', which enables it to grow in a wider variety of soil conditions.<ref name=FloraBase>{{FloraBase|name=''Hakea myrtoides''|id=2185}}</ref><ref name="PCA">{{cite book |last1=Young |first1=J A |title=Hakeas of Western Australia:A Field and Identification Guide |publisher=J A Young |isbn=0-9585778-2-X}}</ref>
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''Hakea myrtoides'' is a ground hugging shrub which may grow to between {{convert|0.3-0.9|m|ft|sigfig=1|abbr=on}} in height and forms a [[lignotuber]]. Mauve, pink or crimson flowers grow in clusters in the leaf axils along the arching branchlets in winter and early spring. Followed by small [[ovoid]] woody seed capsules that are less than {{convert|1|cm|in|sigfig=1|abbr=on}} in diameter with a short slightly curving beak. The rigid leaves are small, broad-elliptic and [[Myrtus|myrtle]]-like (hence ''myrtiodes'') and are about {{convert|2|cm|in|sigfig=1|abbr=on}} in length with a prominent mid-vein and tapering to a sharp point. In cultivation the plant in often [[grafting|grafted]] onto ''[[Hakea salicifolia]]'', which enables it to grow in a wider variety of soil conditions.<ref name=FloraBase>{{FloraBase|name=''Hakea myrtoides''|id=2185}}</ref><ref name="PCA">{{cite book |last1=Young |first1=J A |title=Hakeas of Western Australia:A Field and Identification Guide |publisher=J A Young |isbn=0-9585778-2-X}}</ref>
   
 
==Taxonomy and naming==
 
==Taxonomy and naming==

Revision as of 10:23, 15 February 2020

Myrtle hakea
Hakea myrtoides.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Hakea
Species:
H. myrtoides
Binomial name
Hakea myrtoides
Hakea myrtoides DistMap.png
Occurrence data from AVH

Hakea myrtoides commonly known as myrtle hakea,[2] is a shrub endemic to the woodlands of the Darling Range near Perth in Western Australia.

Description

Hakea myrtoides is a ground hugging shrub which may grow to between 0.3–0.9 m (1–3 ft) in height and forms a lignotuber. Mauve, pink or crimson flowers grow in clusters in the leaf axils along the arching branchlets in winter and early spring. Followed by small ovoid woody seed capsules that are less than 1 cm (0.4 in) in diameter with a short slightly curving beak. The rigid leaves are small, broad-elliptic and myrtle-like (hence myrtiodes) and are about 2 cm (0.8 in) in length with a prominent mid-vein and tapering to a sharp point. In cultivation the plant in often grafted onto Hakea salicifolia, which enables it to grow in a wider variety of soil conditions.[2][3]

Taxonomy and naming

This species was first formally described by Johann Georg Christian Lehmann in 1845.[2] Named from the genus Myrtus - myrtle and from the Greek oides - similar to, referring to leaf shape.[3]

Distribution and habitat

A restricted species growing near Perth with intermittent occurrences north to Victoria Plains. Grows in lateritic sandy clay, granite outcrops and Wandoo woodlands. An ornamental garden plant good for rockeries and as a ground cover in a well-drained, open, sunny site.[3][4]

Conservation status

Hakea myrtoides is classified as "not threatened" by the Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Hakea myrtoides". Australian Plant Name Index. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d "Hakea myrtoides". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife.
  3. ^ a b c Young, J A. Hakeas of Western Australia:A Field and Identification Guide. J A Young. ISBN 0-9585778-2-X.
  4. ^ Holliday, Ivan. Hakeas: A Field and Garden Guide. Reed New Holland. ISBN 1-877069-14-0.