L. Johnson, J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 6:77 (1982).
Synonymy: Casuarina pusilla Macklin, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 51:272 (1927).
Common name: Dwarf sheoak.
Dioecious shrub 25 cm to 1 m high; articles terete, smooth, 3-9 mm long, 0.5-1 mm diam.; phyllichnia slightly convex (occasionally with a slight central depression when dry), glaucescent; teeth 5-7, pale, erect, 0.3-0.5 mm long, overlapping at their bases.
Male spikes 0.8-2 cm long, slender, 9-10 whorls per cm; bracteoles persistent; anthers red-brown, 0.6-1 mm long.
Cone sessile, subglobular or short-cylindrical, 1-1.5 cm long, 10-13 mm diam.; fruiting bracteoles broadly acute, with a conspicuous broad (acute when dry) dorsal protuberance about one-half to two-thirds as long as the bracteole.
Image source: fig 56a in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Costermans (1981) Native trees and shrubs of south-eastern Australia, p. 148.
In heath on sandy soils.
S.Aust.: EP, NL, MU, YP, SL, SE. Vic.
Flowering time: No flowering time is available
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