Casuarina glauca Sieber ex Spreng.

Syst. Veg. 3: 803 (1826) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised


J.H.Willis (Handb. Plants Victoria, 2:21 (1973)) included C. glauca for those plants occurring naturally in western Victoria now recognised as C. obesa Miq. Subsequently, true C. glauca, native to near-coastal areas of Qld and NSW, has naturalised to some extent in Victoria.

Trees to c. 15 m high, freely suckering from roots. Branchlets spreading to drooping, to 38 cm long; internodes 8–20 mm long, c. 1 mm diam., distinctly broader at apex, smooth, sometimes waxy; ribs flat to slightly rounded. Teeth 12–17(–20), erect, long-recurved on young permanent shoots. Male spikes 1.2–4 cm long, 7–10 whorls per cm. Cones on peduncle 3–12 mm long, cylindric, cone body 9–18 mm long, 7–9 mm diam. Winged seeds 3.5–5.0 mm long.   

*CVU, *DunT, *GipP, *VVP. Native to coastal regions of New South Wales and Queensland, grown as an ornamental and sometimes planted for soil stabilisation near creeks and rivers. Naturalised in Victoria, with populations establishing via root suckers from nearby planted parent trees.   .

Created by: Andre Messina, 2015-03-02
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Fagales
family Casuarinaceae
genus Casuarina
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Casuarina glauca in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Casuarina glauca in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present introduced
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised
Dundas Tablelands present naturalised

State distribution

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Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory