Casuarina Forests and Woodlands
- Includes vegetation where dominant species
are Casuarina and Allocasuarina genera— collectively known as she-oaks.
- Form a series of quite distinct communities,
notably foredune (C. equisetifolia), swamp
(C. glauca), riverine (C. cunninghamiana)
and desert (C. cristata or A. decaisneana)
- Occur mainly on littoral and riverbank
sites along the south-eastern, eastern and
northern coasts of Australia and on rocky
sites throughout the continent.
- In other inland areas, she-oaks occur in association with acacias and eucalypts.
The Casuarina Forests and Woodlands have been extensively cleared in many coastal areas for agriculture or for industrial or urban developments. Areas in the arid zone are modified by grazing pressure from domestic stock, feral animals and macropods.
Photos from the Australian Plant Image Index