The Fork Leaved Corkwood (Hakea divaricata), sometimes spelt as Fork Leaf Corkwood, has foliage that forks into several sharp, tough needles, which is a dull green in colour. The flowers occur in spikes 5-15 cm long and are yellow-green.

  • Common Name
    • Hakea, Fork-leaved Corkwood, Fork-leaf Corkwood.
  • Aboriginal Language Names
    • Alyawarr: ntywey-arrengk (Latz 1995). Eastern Arrernte: untyeye (Henderson and Dobson 1994). Kaytetye: ntyarleyarle, ntyarleyarlenge, ntyarleyarleye, ntyweye, ntyeye (Turpin 2012). Pintupi Luritja: piruwa (Latz 1995). Pitjantjatjara: piruwa, witjinti, ularama (Latz 1995) (Goddard 1992). Warlpiri: kumpalpa, nguyu-parnta, parawuju, piriwa, puraja, yarrkampi (Latz 1995) (Hale 1995). Western Arrernte: ntyweye (Latz 1995)

Source: FloraNT – Northern Territory flora online

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. This is the common Corkwood found growing in the presence of Ironwoods (Acacia estrophiolata) on the alluvial flats south of Heavitree Gap.

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