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Casuarina obesa

Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Fagales
Familia: Casuarinaceae
Genus: Casuarina
Species: Casuarina obesa

Name

Casuarina obesa Miq.

References

* J. G. C. Lehmann, Pl. Preiss. 1:640. 1845
* USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Data from 07-Oct-06]. [1]

Casuarina obesa, commonly known as Swamp She-oak or Swamp Oak, is a species of Casuarina that is closely related to C. glauca and C. cristata.


Distribution

It is native to a broad area of south-western Australia, with a much more restricted occurrence in New South Wales and Victoria.[1]

Description

It is a small dioecious tree, growing to 1.5–10 m in height and capable of flowering at any time of year. It is found in sand or clay soils, often in brackish or saline environments, along rivers, creeks and salt lakes.[2]

Usage

It is widely planted for agroforestry, particularly in salt-affected areas, and as a street tree.[1]

References

Notes

1. ^ a b Threatened Species in NSW
2. ^ FloraBase


Sources

* "Casuarina obesa Miq.". FloraBase. Department of Environment and Conservation, Western Australia. http://florabase.calm.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/1742. Retrieved 21 April 2010.
* "Swamp She-oak - profile". Threatened Species in New South Wales. Department of Environment and Conservation, New South Wales. http://www.threatenedspecies.environment.nsw.gov.au/tsprofile/profile.aspx?id=10152. Retrieved 21 April 2010.

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