Allocasuarina torulosa —Forest Oak—CASUARINACEAE

Allocasuarina torulosa

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Habitat—As understorey in open forest, including rainforest to tall open forest. Generally on higher-nutrient soils and in moister situations than A. littoralis

Distribution—Coastal hills and ranges; north from Macquarie Pass and Jenolan Caves in New South Wales and Queensland.

Description—Slender tree, usually dioecious.

Local occurrences

Barrington/Gloucester Tops,, Bennett Head, Black Head Flora Park, Booti Hill, Cape Hawke, Copeland, Crowdy Bay National Park, Forster Cemetery, Forster/Tuncurry Streets, Karloo Street Reserve, Knappinghat Nature Reserve, Queen Elizabeth Park Taree, Reservoir Hill Reserve, Seven Mile Beach and Green Point, Stephen Street Reserve, Talawahl Nature Reserve, Waitui Falls and Wallingat National Park.

Articles.— Branchlets to 14 cm long; articles quadrangular on young growth, minutely pubescent in furrows, 5-6 mm long, 0.4-0.5 mm diam.; ridges slightly rounded-convex; teeth 4 or 5, erect, not overlapping, not withering, 0.3 to 0.8 mm long.

Allocasuarina torulosa
Allocasuarina torulosa Allocasuarina torulosa
Allocasuarina torulosa

Cones—Warty; cone body 15 to 33 mm long, 12 to 25 mm diam.; bracteoles acute, protuberance divided into c. 8 to 12 small tubercles slightly shorter than or as long as bracteole body

Ripe.—May to July.