Allocasuarina luehmannii (R.T.Baker) L.A.S.Johnson

Buloke

J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 7: 314 (1985) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Dioecious tree, 5–15 m tall; penultimate branchlets woody. Bark furrowed. Branchlets ascending, to 40 cm long; internodes 8–22 mm long, 1–2 mm diam., often waxy, finely pubescent especially in furrows when immature; ribs flat to slightly rounded, minutely roughened. Teeth 10–14, erect, tightly appressed, 0.5–1 mm long, slightly overlapping, usually withered. Male spikes 1–5 mm long, 5–8 whorls per cm; anther c. 1 mm long; bracteoles deciduous individually. Cones very shortly cylindric, broader than long, pubescent at least when young, sessile or on peduncle to 5 mm long; cone body 5–12 mm long, 8–14 mm diam.; bracts inconspicuous; valves in 2 or 3 wheel-like rows, extending well beyond cone body, acute to obtuse, protuberance pyramidal or flattened, obtuse, entire, much shorter than bracteole body and diverging from it near base. Winged seeds 4–5 mm long, red-brown. Flowers Sep.–Nov.

CVU, DunT, Glep, Gold, GGr, LoM, MuF, MuM, NIS, RobP, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also SA, Qld, NSW, ACT. Usually growing in woodland with Eucalyptus microcarpa, on non-calcareous soils.

Characterized by its short flattened cones with only 2 or 3 rows of valves.

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.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Fagales
family Casuarinaceae
Higher taxa

Victoria

Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Allocasuarina luehmannii in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Allocasuarina luehmannii in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native

State distribution

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State
Western Australia
South Australia
Queensland
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory
Victoria