Allocasuarina littoralis

Allocasuarina littoralis

Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Fagales
Familia: Casuarinaceae
Genus: Allocasuarina
Species: Allocasuarina littoralis

Black she-oak

Allocasuarina littoralis

Name

Allocasuarina littoralis (Salisb.) L.A.S.Johnson

References

* Journal of the Adelaide botanic gardens. Adelaide 6:76. 1982
* USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Data from 07-Oct-06]. 411873

Allocasuarina littoralis or Black Sheoak is an endemic medium-sized Australian tree (usually up to 8 metres, but sometimes to 15 metres - coarse shrub in exposed maritime areas). A. littoralis is named for its growth near the coast; this is both correct and misleading, as it will grow well both inland and in coastal zones.[1][2]

Description

This evergreen Casaurina tree is noted for its small leaves (5-8 cm long) and narrow width (no more than 4 metres), and is relatively fast growing (up to 800mm. a year) making it very suitable for planting along roadsides. The showy red flowers appear in spring.[1]
Range

Occurs from Cape York, Queensland, south along the coast and adjoining tablelands to the Otway Range in Victoria, and down the east coast of Tasmania to south of Hobart. Grows in woodland and occasionally in tall heath. It thrives in sandy and other poor soils.[2]
Footnotes

^ a b [1]
^ a b ABRS Flora of Australia Online.

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