Casuarina cunninghamiana Miq.

River Oak

Tall, fast growing, sometimes suckering tree to 15-25 m tall. Bark fissured and scaly. Branchlets thin with narrow lines, segments mostly 4-8 mm long. Leaf teeth mostly 8-10, erect, narrow and pointed. Male flowers are in dense spikes 1-2 cm long, Dec.-Jan. Fruit 1 cm or slightly more long, round to flat-topped and grey, with the valves pointed; seed about 3 mm long.

NSW, Qld., NT

Grows naturally along rivers and watercourses but adapts to a wide range of conditions in cultivation.

Thin branchlets.

ACT: Yarralumla (Solander Pl.). NSW: Sydney (Centennial Park). VIC: Buchan (Caves Site); Melbourne (Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (Melbourne Gardens), many specimens).

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        Casuarina L.