|Common name||Big Nellie hakea|
|Scientific name||Hakea archaeoides W.R.Barker|
Genus: Hakea - After Baron Christian Ludwig von Hake, 1745-1818, German patron of botany.
Species: archaeoides - From Greek, archaeos, original or beginning, and the suffix -oides, resembling.
|Distribution||Found only in New South Wales, it is restricted to the hinterland between Kempsey and Taree, around Mt Boss, Broken Bago and Landsdowne.|
|Native habitat||Found on steep, rocky, sheltered slopes and in deep gullies in open eucalypt forest. It commonly occurs at the interface of dry eucalypt forest and gully communities.|
|Description||A multistemmed, lignotuberous shrub or tree to 7 m high. The flowers are followed by woody seed pods containing two winged seeds. The pods do not shed the seed until stimulated to do so by environmental conditions (e.g. after a bushfire).|
|Flowering/fruiting||It produces red flowers from October to December.|
|Location in garden||It is planted in Bed 4, the Rare and Threatened Garden, which is part of the Connections Garden. It is also in Bed 157 in the Banksia Garden.|