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Useful Tropical Plants

Hakea lorea

(R.Br.) R.Br.

Proteaceae

+ Synonyms

Grevillea lorea R.Br.

Hakea cunninghamii R.Br.

Hakea suberea S.Moore

Common Name: Cork Tree

Hakea lorea
Ripening fruits
Photograph by: Mark Marathon
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General Information

Cork tree can be a shrub growing from 1 - 5 metres tall or a small tree up to 10 metres tall[
286
Title
Flora of Australia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.anbg.gov.au/abrs/abif/flora/
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0
ISBN
 
Description
The full information from the Flora of Australia - on-line. An excellent resource.
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The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for the sweet nectar contained in its flowers.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

285
Title
Florabase
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://florabase.calm.wa.gov.au/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database of Western Australian plants
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286
Title
Flora of Australia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.anbg.gov.au/abrs/abif/flora/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
The full information from the Flora of Australia - on-line. An excellent resource.

Range

Australia - Western Australia, Northern Territory, South Australia, Queensland.

Habitat

Amongst low trees, or grassland; occurring on outcrops; in rocky or stony soil, or sand, or wet soil; occupying flood plains, rocky outcrop on sand plain[
285
Title
Florabase
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://florabase.calm.wa.gov.au/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database of Western Australian plants
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height5.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A plant of drier areas in the warm temperate to tropical areas of Australia.

Edible Uses

A sweet drink can be made from the crushed nectar-rich flowers[
144
Title
Wild Food in Australia.
Publication
 
Author
Cribb. A. B. and J. W.
Publisher
Fontana
Year
1976
ISBN
0-00-634436-4
Description
A very good pocket guide.
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The flowers can yield a considerable quantity of sweet nectar that can be sipped with a straw or mixed with water to make a sweet beverage[
301
Title
Cornucopia II
Publication
 
Author
Facciola. S.
Publisher
Kampong Publications, California.
Year
1998
ISBN
0-9628087-2-5
Description
The second edition of an excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, though it does not give any details of cultivation etc.
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Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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