Hakea salicifolia

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Name and publication()

Hakea salicifolia (Vent.) B. L. Burtt, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1941: 33 (1941).

Description()

Fruits of the willow-leaved hakea are sole in the potpourri trade as “hakea pods.” Follicles are grey-brown (when fresh), globular, warty, and woody, 1-3 cm long x 1-2 cm wide, with a short, 2-pronged beak, splitting into two segments, each with a broad, winged seed.

Nativity and distribution()

Hakea salicifolia is native to Australia but cultivated and naturalized in Europe, Africa, and New Zealand.

Family()

Proteaceae