Common name: Forest Oak
Allocasuarina torulosa (Aiton) L.A.S.Johnson APNI*
Synonyms: Casuarina torulosa Aiton APNI*
Description: Slender tree, usually dioecious.
Branchlets to 14 cm long; articles quadrangular on young growth, minutely pubescent in furrows, 5–6 mm long, 0.4–0.5 mm diam.; ridges slightly rounded-convex; teeth 4 or 5, erect, not overlapping, not withering, 0.3–0.8 mm long.
Cones warty; cone body 15–33 mm long, 12–25 mm diam.; bracteoles acute, protuberance divided into c. 8–12 small tubercles slightly shorter than or as long as bracteole body.
Distribution and occurrence: Coastal hills and ranges south to Macquarie Pass and Jenolan Caves; also in Qld
As understorey in open forest to tall open forest . Generally on higher-nutrient soils and in moister situations than A. littoralis.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, NWS, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld
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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