Common name: Coastal She-oak, Horsetail She-oak
Casuarina equisetifolia L. APNI*
Description: Monoecious tree 6–12 m high with drooping branchlets.
Articles 7–13 mm long, 0.7–1.0 mm diam., densely hairy at least when young on ridges as well as in furrows; ridges angular to nearly flat (both extremes may be found on the one branchlet), often wrinkled when flattish; teeth erect, c. 0.7 mm long.
Anther 0.6–0.8 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows on rocky headlands on the coast north from Laurieton. Often planted on sand dunes in Australia and many other countries. The species is widespread along coastlines from Burma to the Pacific Islands.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by K. L. Wilson & L. A. S. Johnson (1990); edited KL Wilson (Feb 2014)
|N.S.W. occurrences are: subsp. incana|
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