Allocasuarina torulosa (Aiton) L.A.S.Johnson

Forest Oak

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.]

Qld, NSW

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: 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.

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