Allocasuarina diminuta subsp. diminuta

sensu Census Vasc. Pl. Victoria edn 6, 76 (2000) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Dioecious or monoecious shrub or small tree, 1–5 m tall, penultimate branchlets woody. Bark smooth. Branchlets ascending, to 23 cm long; internodes 5–12 mm long, 0.6–1.1 mm diam., smooth, often waxy, glabrous in furrows; ribs rounded, sometimes becoming angular. Teeth 6–9, erect to spreading, 0.3–0.5 mm long, usually not overlapping, not withered. Male spikes 5–50 mm long, 5–10 whorls per cm; anther 0.5–0.8 mm long; bracteoles persistent. Cones cylindric, usually longer than broad, on peduncle 2–10 mm long; cone body 5–20 mm long, 5–12 mm diam.; valves usually in several rows, hardly extending beyond cone body, truncate to broadly acute, pyramidal protuberance shorter than bracteole body. Winged seeds 3.5–5 mm long, dark brown.     

*NIS. Occurs on the tablelands and western slopes of New South Wales, naturalised in Victoria, known from a single population north of Wangaratta, growing in bushland similar to that of naturally occurring populations in New South Wales. The Victorian population has apparently established from planted trees, plants now reproducing via seed and suckers.

3 subspecies occur in New South Wales, subspecies diminuta is distinguished from the other 2 in its ribs of internodes being consistently rounded, and teeth with straight rather than convex-sided margins.  

Created by: Andre Messina, 2015-03-02
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Allocasuarina diminuta subsp. diminuta in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Allocasuarina diminuta subsp. diminuta in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Northern Inland Slopes present naturalised

State distribution

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New South Wales