Allocasuarina littoralis

Common name: 

Black Sheoak

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Midlands, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (JKNPSTVWXYZ) Qld, NSW, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Sandy soils in dry open forests and woodlands, particularly on the Singapore Peninsula1

Flower description:

Males rusty brown, females crimson1


Erect small to medium tree to 15 m1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has branchlets that are generally thinner than those found in other species2

Image of Allocasuarina littoralis
Image of Allocasuarina littoralis
Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Ellis, M. (unpublished). “A Field Guide to South Gippsland Flora”.