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Allocasuarina rigida (Miq.) L.A.S.Johnson
Family Casuarinaceae
Allocasuarina rigida (Miq.) L.A.S.Johnson APNI*

Description: Dioecious shrub 0.5–4 m high.

Branchlets to 33 cm long; articles 10–25 mm long, 0.8–1.5 mm diam.; teeth 7–10, 0.4–1.3 mm long.

Cones on peduncle 2–9 mm long; cone body 8–27 mm long, 7–14 mm diam.; bracteoles truncate to obtuse. Samara 3.0–7.5 mm long.


Distribution and occurrence: NE NSW: McPherson Range to Koonyum Range, Gibraltar Range, Ebor, Big Nellie N of Taree and inland to Torrington, Ashford and Howell areas. Also in SE Qld.

Grows on volcanic outcrops in exposed situations.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT, NWS
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by K. L. Wilson & L. A. S. Johnson (1990); edited KL Wilson (Feb 2014)
Taxon concept:

One subspecies in NSW : Allocasuarina rigida subsp. rigida

APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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