Casuarina L.
  • Amoen. Acad. 4: 123, 143. 1759.
  • She-oak [Neo-Latin casuarius, cassowary, from resemblance of drooping branchlets to feathers of the cassowary]


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2019): Casuarina L. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000006952. Accessed on: 15 Dec 2019'

General Information

Trees. Leaves (5 or)6-17 per whorl. Infructescence ("cone") bracteoles never greatly thickened, without an abaxial protuberance. Samara body pale yellow-brown or grayish, dull, glabrous.

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    Young persistent branchlets distinguished from deciduous branchlets by shorter segments and differences in shape or size of leaves; furrows deep and closed, concealing stomates. Infructescences pedunculate, pubescent at least when immature; bracts thin in exposed portion, not vertically expanded; bracteoles ± protruding from surface of infructescence, never greatly thickened, always lacking dorsal protuberance. Samaras pale yellow-brown or grayish, dull, glabrous. x = 9.

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    CASUARINA Adans.

    Características de la familia.

    1. Conos femeninos 0.7–1.3 cm de largo y 0.7–1.1 cm de diámetro; hojas escuamiformes en verticilos de 8 ó 10 ... C. cunninghamiana

    1. Conos femeninos 1.1–1.9 cm de largo y 1.1–1.5 cm de diámetro; hojas escuamiformes en verticilos de 6 u 8 ... C. equisetifolia

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    Morphology

    Samaras dark brown or black and shiny, or pale grey or fawn with surface pattern of minute slightly raised wavy lines.

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    Fruit bracteoles thick or thin, with or without dorsal protuberance; bracts relatively inconspicuous, not elaborately thickened

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    Deciduous stems with narrow grooves

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    Trees or shrubs

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    Other Local Names

    NameLanguageCountry
    She-oak [Neo-Latin casuarius, cassowary, from resemblance of drooping branchlets to feathers of the cassowary]

     Information From

    Casuarinaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    Flora de Nicaragua
    http://www.tropicos.org/projectwebportal.aspx?projectid=7&pagename=Home&langid=66
    WD Stevens, CU Ulloa, A Pool and OM Montiel. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, 2001
    • B Missouri Botanical Garden
    Flora of North America @ efloras.org
    http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1
    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • C Flora of North America Association
    Plants Of the World Online Portal - FTEA
    https://www.kew.org/science/who-we-are-and-what-we-do/strategic-outputs-2020/plants-of-the-world-online
    http://www.plantsoftheworldonline.org/terms-and-conditions
    • D
    Flora Of CHina @ efloras.org
    http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2
    'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • E Missouri Botanical Garden
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • F CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).