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Allocasuarina lehmanniana (Miq.) L.A.S.Johnson, J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 6: 76 (1982)

Casuarina lehmanniana Miq. in J.G.C.Lehmann, Pl. Preiss. 1: 639 (1845). T: Hay District, W.A., 7 Nov. 1840, L.Preiss 2005 ; lecto: U (♀), fide L.A.S.Johnson, J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 6: 76 (1982); isolecto: LE, MEL 538293.

Illustration: L.Diels in A.Engler, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 35: fig 10F–H (1905) as Casuarina distyla .

Similar to A. grampiana . Dioecious or less commonly monoecious shrub 1.5–4 m high. Branchlet articles 5–9 mm long, 0.7–1.2 mm diam., occasionally with a waxy bloom; phyllichnia rounded to angular; teeth 7 or 8, not overlapping, 0.4–0.8 mm long, not marcescent. Male spikes often moniliform, 1–3 (rarely to 6) cm long, 5–8 whorls per cm; anther 0.6–0.9 mm long. Cones on peduncle 2–38 mm long, rarely sessile; cone body 12–35 mm long, 7–12 mm diam. Samara 4–5.5 mm long, black. 2n = 22, B.A.Barlow, Austral. J. Bot. 7: 240 (1959). 

Occurs from Jurien Bay S to near Albany and E to Ravensthorpe, W.A. Grows in woodland and tall scrub, often near the sea, in sandy-loam and sandy soils. 

There are 2 subspecies.

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

Phyllichnia strongly rounded to angular, without median groove; teeth 7 or 8; cones on peduncle 4–38 (rarely 2) mm long

subsp. lehmanniana

Phyllichnia flat to slightly rounded, often with median groove; teeth 6 or 7; cones sessile or on peduncle to 4 mm long

subsp. ecarinata


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