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Casuarina pauper F.Muell. ex L.A.S.Johnson, Fl. Australia 3: 202 (1989)
Black Oak

T: Flinders Ranges, S.A., Oct. 1851, F.Mueller ; holo: MEL, (♀, with inflorescences and cones).

[Casuarina pauper Miq., Ned. Kruidk. Arch. 4: 100 (1856), nom. inval. ; Casuarina cristata subsp. pauper (Miq.) L.A.S.Johnson, Nuytsia 1: 265 (1972), nom. inval.

Similar to C. cristata . Tree 5–15 m high. Teeth on new shoots spreading to recurved; articles 1–1.8 mm diam., strongly waxy, shortly and densely pubescent; teeth 9–13, persistently ferruginous-pubescent. Samara 5.5–7.0 mm long. Fig. 47 I–J.

Occurs from far south-western Qld through far western N.S.W., north-western Vic. and inland S.A. to southern inland W.A. Usually in red-brown soils with light-textured topsoil and calcareous subsoil. Map 113.

W.A.: 13 km N of Kalgoorlie, R.Melville 3996 (K, NSW). S.A.: Commonwealth Hill Stn, D.E.Symon 3389 (AD, CANB, K, NSW). Qld: 8 km E of Warri Gate, S end of Bygrave Ra., L.A.S.Johnson & E.F.Constable NSW 32033 (BRI, NSW). N.S.W.: Koonenberry Mtns, c. 99 km SSE of Milparinka, E.F.Constable 4612 (NSW). Vic.: Sunny Cliffs S of Mildura, A.C.Beauglehole 16037 (MEL, NSW).

Trees are usually smaller and of poorer form than in C. cristata ; also differing in the shorter cone bracteoles.

(K.L.Wilson, L.A.S.Johnson)

 

Data derived from Flora of Australia volume 3 (1989), a product of ABRS, ©Commonwealth of Australia