Common name: Coastal She-oak, Horsetail She-oak
Casuarina equisetifolia L. APNI*
Synonyms: Casuarina equisetifolia subsp. 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.The species is widespread along coastlines from Burma to the Pacific Islands.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Often planted on sand dunes in Australia and many other countries and as an ornamenta treel.
Text by K. L. Wilson & L. A. S. Johnson (1990); edited KL Wilson (Feb 2014; May 2015)
|N.S.W. occurrences are: subsp. incana|
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