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Allocasuarina fraseriana (Miq.) L.A.S.Johnson, J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 6: 75 (1982)
Western Sheoak

Casuarina fraseriana Miq., Rev. Crit. Casuarineae 59, t. 6D (1848); Casuarina stricta var. fraseriana (Miq.) Miq., Flora 48: 20 (1865). T: near Perth, W.A., 9 Apr. 1840, L.Preiss 2000 ; lecto: U, with cone, fide L.A.S.Johnson, J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 6: 75 (1982); isolecto: B, LE, MEL, W.

Casuarina torulosa f. gracilior ? Miq. in J.G.C.Lehmann, Pl. Preiss. 1: 640 (1845). T: Mt Wuljenup [Mt Willyung], W.A., 14 Oct. 1840, L.Preiss 2007 ; holo: U (vegetative).

Illustration: D.J.Boland et al. , Forest Trees Australia 4th edn, 101 (1984).

Tree 5–15 m high. Branchlets ascending, to 30 cm long; articles 7–15 mm long, 0.8–1.3 mm diam., occasionally strongly waxy; phyllichnia rounded, verruculose or smooth; teeth 6–8, somewhat spreading, 0.7–1.2 mm long. Male spikes 3–8 cm long, 5 or 6 whorls per cm; anther 0.7–1.2 mm long. Cones coarse, usually shortly cylindrical, warty, pubescent at least when young, sessile or on peduncle to 32 mm long; cone body 15–40 mm long, 15–22 mm diam.; bracteoles broadly acute to obtuse, protuberance slightly shorter than bracteole body and divided into 4–8 bodies, pungent or obtuse. Samara 9–10 mm long. 2n = 26, B.A.Barlow, Austral. J. Bot. 7: 232 (1959). Fig. 53E–F.

Occurs from Perth to Albany, W.A., with an isolated population between Moora and Jurien Bay, W.A. On the Darling Ra. grows in lateritic soil in Jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata ) forest; near the coast grows in sand in woodland and open forest. Map 136.

W.A.: 2.2 km S of Napier Ck, E of Albany, E.M.Bennett 1049 (K, PERTH); Red Hill, Upper Swan, R.J.Cranfield 418 (NSW, PERTH); between Boggy Lake and Deep R., J.W.Green 1117 (PERTH); Bayswater, 22 June 1907, A.Morrison (K, P, US).

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


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