Allocasuarina verticillata

Common name: 

Drooping Sheoak

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Murray Mallee, Gippsland Highlands, Snowfields (BCDEHJKLMNPRSTVWXZ) SA, NSW, Tas

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

Dry, exposed ridges and cliffs. Common along the main road or Darby Saddle1

Flower description:

Male spikes yellow brown2

Habit:

Tree to 12 m1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has cones that are to 30- 50 mm and the valves on the cones are long and sharp2,3

Images:
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Image of Allocasuarina verticillata Image: David Meagher
Image of Allocasuarina verticillata Image: David Meagher
Image of Allocasuarina verticillata Image: David Meagher
Image of Allocasuarina verticillata Image: David Meagher
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2 Ellis, M. (unpublished).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”.
3 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria