Allocasuarina simulans L.A.S.Johnson APNI*
Description: Dioecious (rarely monoecious) shrub 1–3(-7) m high.
Branchlets to 19 cm long; articles 13–22 mm long, 0.9–1.3 mm diam.; ridges rounded-convex to broadly angular; teeth 6, erect, often slightly overlapping at least at bases, eventually withering, 0.5–1.1 mm long.
Cones with sterile apex to c. 12 mm long, peduncle 3–14 mm long; cone body 14–33 mm long (excluding sterile apex); bracteoles broad-acute to obtuse. Samara 4.5–6.0 mm long, very dark brown to black.
Distribution and occurrence: Nabiac to Forster and Booti Booti areas.
In heathland on sand, also in Banksia aemula dry sclerophyll shrubland and Eucalyptus pilularis - Angophora costata open woodland.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Vulnerable; Commonwealth EPBC: Vulnerable
Resprouts after fire (S. Griffith and I. Wardlaw, pers. comm.).
Text by K. L. Wilson & L. A. S. Johnson (1990); edited KL Wilson (Feb 2014; May 2018; June2020)
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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