Allocasuarina paludosa

Common Name:

Scrub Sheoak

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 Landing 1

Flower Description:

females purplish red, males brown 1


Small to medium shrub to 2-3 m 1,2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has greyish- green concave ribs on the branchlets 1,2


Image: Mary Ellis

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2 Ellis, M. (unpublished).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”.