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Family: Casuarinaceae
Allocasuarina paludosa

Citation: L. Johnson, J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 6:77 (1982).

Synonymy: Casuarina paludosa Sieber ex Sprengel, Syst. Veg. 3:803 (1826).

Common name: Scrub sheoak.

Monoecious or dioecious shrub 1-3 m high; articles terete, smooth, often hairy in the furrows, 5-10 mm long, 0.7-1.3 mm thick; phyllichnia with a shallow central groove; teeth 6-8, erect to slightly spreading, 0.5-1 mm long, not overlapping at their bases.

Male spikes 1-2.2 cm long, slender, c. 7 whorls per cm; bracteoles persistent; anthers red-brown, 0.7-1 mm long; cone on a short peduncle 2-4 mm long, ovoid to long-cylindrical, 1.2-2.2 cm long, 10-15 mm diam.

Fruiting bracts conspicuous; fruiting bracteoles short, truncate, with a broad obtuse dorsal protuberance shorter than the bracteole.

image of FSA1_Allocasuarina_pal2.jpg
Image source: pl. 3 in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Published illustration: Cochrane et al. (1968) Flowers and plants of Victoria, fig. 41; Costermans (1981) Native trees and shrubs of south-eastern Australia, pp. 148, 149.

Distribution:  In heath, sometimes .on poorly drained soils.

S.Aust.: SE.   N.S.W.; Vic.; Tas.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: No flowering time is available

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