Allocasuarina verticillata (Lam.) L.A.S.Johnson

Drooping She-oak

Small, spreading tree. Bark dark and furowed. Branches pendulous. Branchlets extremely long, to 40 cm, drooping, with small warts, dark green, individual segments 1.5-3 cm long, hairy in the grooves. Leaf teeth 9-12, pointed, spreading. Male flowers in spikes 8-12 cm long, Mar.-Dec. Fruit 2-4.5 cm long, 2-3 cm wide, more or less cylindrical, valves pointed; seed dark brown, 8-12 mm long. [Casuarina stricta Aiton]

SA, Vic, Tas, NSW

Mostly a coastal tree but occasionally found in other habitats.

Darkly-coloured deeply furrowed bark; branches pendulous; branchlets long and drooping.

ACT: Red Hill (Lookout, Mt Stromlo). VIC: Monash University (car park about 5 m 1978); Sorrento (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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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Fagales
family       Casuarinaceae
genus        Allocasuarina L.A.S.Johnson