Allocasuarina paludosa

Common name: 

Scrub Sheoak

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

?Lowan Mallee, Wannon, Grampians, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Gippsland Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (DEJKNPSTWXZ) SA, NSW

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

Damp but well drained sandy soils in heathlands, especially around Millers Landing1

Flower description:

females purplish red, males brown1

Habit:

Small to medium shrub to 2-3 m1,2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has greyish- green concave ribs on the branchlets1,2

Images:
Image of Allocasuarina paludosa
Image of Allocasuarina paludosa
Image of Allocasuarina paludosa Image: Mary Ellis
Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

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2 Ellis, M. (unpublished).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”.