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Allocasuarina inophloia (F.Muell. & F.M.Bailey) L.A.S.Johnson, J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 6: 76 (1982)
Stringybark Oak

Casuarina inophloia F.Muell. & F.M.Bailey, Chem. & Druggist 4: Australas. Suppl. 92 (1882). T: Queensland, collector unknown ; lecto: MEL, sterile, fide L.A.S.Johnson, J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 6: 76 (1982).

Illustration: J.H.Maiden, Forest Fl. New South Wales 3: t. 80 (1906).

Open tree 3–10 m high. Branchlets drooping or ascending, to 21 cm long; articles 4–7 mm long, 0.5–0.6 mm diam., glabrous; phyllichnia slightly rounded with verruculose median ridge or line; teeth 7–9, erect, 0.3–0.5 mm long. Male spikes 2–4 cm long, 7–14 whorls per cm; anther 0.5–0.8 mm long. Cones cylindrical, densely pubescent; peduncle 3–8 mm long; cone body 10–20 mm long, 9–12 mm diam.; bracteoles acute to obtuse, protuberance usually divided near apex into 2 or 3 bodies, acute to obtuse, rarely only 1 body. Samara 5–6 mm long. 2n = 24, B.A.Barlow, Austral. J. Bot. 7: 232 (1959). Fig. 54A–B.

Occurs from the Herberton area, Qld, S to Warialda, N.S.W. Grows in woodland on sandstone or laterite ridges. Map 140.

Qld: Proston, S.T.Blake 14251 (BRI, NSW); E of Baal Gammon Mine, c. 7 km W of Herberton, B.J.Conn & J. de Campo 1295 (BRI, MEL, NSW); Alton, Moonie Hwy, T.J.McDonald 411 (BRI, MEL, NSW). N.S.W.: Warialda, J.L.Boorman NSW 19485 (BO, BR, BRI, K, NSW, U, W); Mulvaine Hill, 5 km S of Torrington, E.F.Constable 2028 (NSW).

The ribbony-fibrous bark of this species is unique in the family.

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

 

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