Casuarina pauper F.Muell. ex L.A.S.Johnson


Fl. Australia 3: 202 (1989) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Greyish trees to c. 20 m high, sometimes suckering from roots. Branchlets mostly spreading, to 25 cm long; internodes 8–17 mm long, 0.6–0.9 mm diam., slightly wrinkled, strongly waxy; closed furrows shortly and densely pubescent; ribs flat or with slight median groove, often masked by wax. Teeth 9–13, spreading or recurved on new shoots. Male spikes 1–3 cm long, 6–10 whorls per cm. Cones on peduncle to 1–14 mm long, subglobular or cylindric; cone body mostly 10–22 mm long and 11–15 mm diam. Winged seeds 6–11 mm long. Flowers seldom seen.

LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, NIS, RobP. Also WA, SA, Qld, NSW. Usually growing in open woodlands with Callitris gracilis on sandy rises in the northwest corner of the State. Reports from the Wimmera region have not been confirmed.

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
genus Casuarina
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Casuarina pauper in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Casuarina pauper in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native

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Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales
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