Allocasuarina ophiolitica L.A.S.Johnson APNI*
Description: Dioecious shrub 1–3 m high.
Branchlets to 19 cm long; articles occasionally with waxy bloom, 7–14 mm long, 0.6–1.0 mm diam.; teeth 7–9, narrow-triangular, 0.5–1.3 mm long.
Cones on peduncle 6–15 mm long; cone body 9–20 mm long, 7–12 mm diam.; bracteoles obtuse to very broad-acute. Samara 3.5–6.0 mm long, mid-brown.
Distribution and occurrence: Bralga Tops to Curricabark and Glenrock.
In tall heath on serpentinite substrate.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Endangered
Teeth less spreading than in A. rigida.
Text by K. L. Wilson & L. A. S. Johnson (1990); edited KL Wilson (Feb 2014)
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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