Shrub or tree to 8m tall. Leaves alternating up the stems, 2-9cm long, 1-1.8mm diameter, narrow cylindrical, hairy becoming hairless, with a curved sharp point. Spider flowers white to whitish green with 4 'petals', in clusters of 6-22 flowers at the bases of the leaves. Rare SA.
It differs from Hakea leucoptera ssp. leucoptera in that the leaves have a strongly curved sharp point, the perianth is 5-6mm long, and the axis from which the individual flowers arise is covered in rusty brown hairs.
Description and photos in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 218