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The Fork-leaved Corkwood (Hakea divaricata) has tough short sharp needle like foliage. These needle shaped leaves may be single or forked, often dull green in colour. They are also commonly known as the Fork Leaf Corkwood.

Appearing between June to November, the inflorescence (flowers) occur in spikes measuring 5-15 cm long. The flowers are cream to yellow-green in colour.

Common Name
Hakea, Fork-leaved Corkwood, Fork-leaf Corkwood.

The Fork Leaved Corkwood occurs as scattered trees in floodplain woodlands around Alice Springs, although they can also be the dominant canopy species in some areas. The Fork-leaved Corkwood is the common tree found growing in the presence of Ironwoods (Acacia estrophiolata) on the alluvial flats south of Heavitree Gap.

The images here are from the Owen Springs Reserve.


  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Plantae
  • Clade: Tracheophytes
  • Clade: Angiosperms
  • Clade: Eudicots
  • Order: Proteales
  • Family: Proteaceae
  • Genus: Hakea
  • Species: H. divaricata
  • Binomial name: Hakea divaricata