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 Peninsula 1

Flower Description:

Males rusty brown, females crimson 1


Erect small to medium tree to 15 m 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has branchlets that are generally thinner than those found in other species 2


Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

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2 Ellis, M. (unpublished).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”.