|A solid black dot indicates where the species is found.
Hakea gibbosa - Rock Needlebush has leaves longer
than 50 mm long. 'Ihe young leaves are very hairy.
'Ihe rarest of the three Needlebushes on the Peninsula, Ha gibb is commonest near Dido
Valley, Bokkop, Chapmans Peak, Skoonsteenkop and above Constantia Nek (where it forms a
gnarled forest worthy of "special mention"). Scattered records from elsewhere
suggest that it is present throughout much of the central Peninsula. The gaps between the
populations are curious - are they real, or do scattered plants occur there?
We lack seasonal data - especially for the first half of the year (from January to
July), for this species.
The atlas data suggest that this would be a relatively easy species to contain and
eliminate from the Cape Peninsula if one could only get to the plants within the Silky