Allocasuarina grampiana L.A.S.Johnson

Grampians Sheaok

Fl. Australia 4: 196 (1989) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Dioecious shrub 1–4 m high; penultimate branchlets woody. Bark smooth. Branchlets ascending, to 15 cm long; internodes 5–12 mm long, 0.7–1 mm diam., smooth, glabrous, with waxy bloom; ribs angular or rounded. Teeth 6 or 7, erect or rarely slightly spreading, c. 0.5 mm long, occasionally overlapping when young, not withered. Male spikes moniliform, 1–4 cm long, 5 or 6 whorls per cm; anther c. 0.7 mm long; bracteoles persistent. Cones cylindric, longer than broad, with short sterile apex to 3 mm long; peduncle 2–6 mm long; cone body 13–35 mm long, 7–9 mm diam.; valves in several rows, hardly extending beyond cone body, broadly acute to obtuse, pyramidal protuberance shorter than bracteole body. Winged seeds c. 5 mm long, black. Flowers Mar., Sep.–Dec.

DunT, GGr. Known only from sandstone outcrops in the Grampians (e.g. Victoria Range, Mt William).

Branchlets of Allocasuarina grampiana are characterized by young articles with a strong waxy bloom, angular to rounded ribs and erect teeth. The cones are narrow and often quite elongate, and have a sterile terminal portion.

Closely resembles Allocasuarina monilifera (L.A.S. Johnson) L.A.S. Johnson which occurs in Tasmania and on some Bass Strait islands.

Source: Entwisle, T.J. (1996). Casuarinaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2017-11-29
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Fagales
family Casuarinaceae
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Allocasuarina grampiana in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Allocasuarina grampiana in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native

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