Allocasuarina verticillata

Common Name:

Drooping Sheoak

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Murray Mallee, Gippsland Highlands, Snowfields (BCDEHJKLMNPRSTVWXZ) SA, NSW, Tas
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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

Dry, exposed ridges and cliffs. Common along the main road or Darby Saddle 1

Flower Description:

Male spikes yellow brown 2


Tree to 12 m 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has cones that are to 30- 50 mm and the valves on the cones are long and sharp 2,3


Image: David Meagher
Image: David Meagher
Image: David Meagher
Image: David Meagher

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2 Ellis, M. (unpublished).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