Long-leaved Corkwood

Category: Flora

Scientific Name:

Hakea lorea subsp. lorea

Arrernte Name:

Not confirmed

Conservation Status:

Least Concern (LC)

The thick, corky bark gives rise to the common name for this species, and helps protect this shrub from fires. Growing up to 7m high, Longleaved Corkwood occurs on rocky hills, spinifex sandplain and in woodland communities across a large part of inland Australia.

Bushfood: Large nectar-rich, yellow-green flowers are produced in the cooler months. Aboriginal people harvest
these for the honey.