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: (1997). Casuarinaceae. In: . 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.