Allocasuarina littoralis: Black she-oak

Allocasuarina littoralis
also known as black she-oak, black sheoak, river black-oak.

The Black she-oak is an endemic medium-sized Australian tree that grows upward of 8 meters, a coarse shrub in exposed maritime areas. It is evergreen with modified branchlets appearing to be leaves 5-8 cm in length and narrow width less than 4 mm in width, with a true very minute less than 1 mm length leaves occurring on the tips of the branchlets. It is a fast-growing tree that is commonly found along roadsides. It has a red female flower in the Spring.


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