Allocasuarina littoralis (Salisb.) L.A.S.Johnson

Black She-oak

A small tree growing to about 5-8-15) m tall. Bark often deeply fissured and dark on older trees. Branchlets thin, mostly to 20 cm long or occasionally longer, occasionally drooping, segments about 4-10 mm long with narrow, haired grooves. Leaf teeth 6-8, broadly triangular. Sexes generally on separate trees. Male flowers in terminal spikes 1.5-2.5 cm long, Mar.-May. Fruit 2-2.5 cm long, 1-1.5 cm wide, cylindrical with blunt, rounded valves; seed dark brown to black, 5-10 mm long. [Casuarina littoralis Salisb.]

Qld, NSW, Vic, Tas

Grows naturally from Cape York to S Tasmania in coastal and highland areas.

Branchlets thin and short, with a pine-like appearance.

NSW: Sydney (Centennial Park).

Source: Spencer, R. (1997). Casuarinaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Fagales
family       Casuarinaceae
genus        Allocasuarina L.A.S.Johnson