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Threatened species

Gorge Hakea - profile

Indicative distribution

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Scientific name: Hakea fraseri
Conservation status in NSW: Vulnerable
Commonwealth status: Vulnerable
Profile last updated: 21 Jan 2020


Gorge Hakea is a shrub 3 - 4 m high with drooping leaves and dark grey, furrowed bark. Its leaves are shaped like pine needles, 12 - 30 cm long and 1 mm wide. The creamy white flowers appear during spring and are 8 mm long, growing in clusters from the leaf junctions. The hard woody fruit is oblong to oval shaped, 3 - 4 cm long and 11 - 17 mm wide with a smooth hairless tip.


Found only in the upper Macleay River gorges, and the escarpment country in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park.

Habitat and ecology

  • Mainly occurs on the dry and steep rocky slopes of river gorges.
  • Sometimes grows in open woodland on gorge rims.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
New England TablelandsArmidale Plateau Known None
New England TablelandsWalcha Plateau Known None
NSW North CoastMacleay Gorges Known None