Common name: Drooping Sheoak
Allocasuarina verticillata (Lam.) L.A.S.Johnson APNI*
Synonyms: Casuarina stricta Aiton APNI*
Casuarina quadrivalvis Labill. APNI*
Description: Dioecious small tree with rounded crown, 4–10 m high.
Articles when dried of markedly greater diameter at apex than towards base, 15–40 mm long; teeth 9–13.
Cones on peduncle 0–10 mm long; bracteoles broad-acute to acute (often pungent), with acute protuberance much shorter than bracteole.
Distribution and occurrence: South from near Cobar on rocky hills, on coastal shale patches near Sydney and southwards.
Usually grows in grassy woodland, forming pure stands or amongst eucalypts; also on rocky sea-coasts and on dry ridges inland.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, CT, ST, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas. S.A.
Text by K. L. Wilson & L. A. S. Johnson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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