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(ˈhɑːkɪə; ˈheɪkɪə)
(Plants) any shrub or tree of the Australian genus Hakea, having a hard woody fruit and often yielding a useful wood: family Proteaceae
[C19: New Latin, named after C. L. von Hake (died 1818), German botanist]
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Noun1.Hakea - Australian shrubs and small trees with evergreen usually spiny leaves and dense clusters of showy flowers
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
family Proteaceae, protea family, Proteaceae - large family of Australian and South African shrubs and trees with leathery leaves and clustered mostly tetramerous flowers; constitutes the order Proteales
cushion flower, Hakea laurina, pincushion hakea - tall straggling shrub with large globose crimson-yellow flowers; western Australia
Hakea leucoptera, needle wood, needlewood, needle-wood - large bushy shrub with pungent pointed leaves and creamy white flowers; central and eastern Australia
Hakea lissosperma, needle bush, needlebush, needle-bush - shrub with pungent rigid needle-shaped leaves and white flowers; eastern Australia
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from simple to compound in Fraxinus (Oleaceae) and Leea (Vitaceae) (Merrill, 1986; Gerrath & Lacroix, 1997); the leaf anatomy, unifaciality and morphogenesis, as occurs in Hakea (Proteaceae; Goebel, 1900-1905; Groom et al., 1994); and the petiole symmetry and blade: phyllode ratio, as occurs in e.g.
On this trip, we also collected on other xerophilic plant genera, including chenopods, sennas, hakea, and a range of shrub myrtles, which have all proven to be a rich source for phyline and orthotyline mirids.
As noted earlier, our count on one weekday during the Inspection indicated that only around 61 operational staff were on-site, compared with Hakea's 140 staff for around 550 prisoners on the same day (OICS 2003:61).