Tree mostly 10 m or more tall. Bark thick, mostly soft, corky and deeply fissured, not scaly. Branches sometimes drooping on young trees. Branchlets extremely thin, to 14 cm long, segments mostly about 4-6 mm long. Leaf teeth 4(-5), short. Male flowers in spikes 1-2.5 cm long, Mar.-June. Fruit about 2 cm long, flat-topped with valves broad and rounded; seed mostly 7-10 mm long. [C. torulosa Ait.]
Grows naturally in a wide range of habitats.
Deeply fissured corky bark; branchlets extremely thin, often purplish especially in winter.
VIC: Melbourne (Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (Melbourne Gardens), Fern Gully near 5-ways intersection); Parkville (The University of Melbourne, around sports centre E of swimming pool).
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.