1855.000 Casuarina L.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Wilmot-Dear, C.M. (1991) Casuarinaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(6)

Description of the genus

Trees, rarely shrubs, evergreen. Young persistent branchlets distinguished from deciduous branchlets by shorter segments. Leaves reduced to small teeth. Inflorescences of alternating whorls of flowers each subtended by a tooth-like bract and 2 bracteoles; bracteoles usually persistent. Infructescence pedunculated, pubescent, at least when immature. Fruit a samara, pale yellow-brown or greyish, dull, glabrous.

Worldwide: 17 species in tropical, dry subtropical and warm temperate regions.

Mozambique: 4 cultivated taxa.

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cunninghamiana Miq.
equisetifolia L.Image
glauca Sieb. ex Spreng.
littoralis Salisb.

Other sources of information about Casuarina:

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Flora of Mozambique: Casuarina
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Casuarina
Flora of Zimbabwe: Casuarina
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Casuarina

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Casuarina
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Casuarina
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Casuarina
Wikipedia: Casuarina
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Casuarina
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Casuarina

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Mozambique: Cultivated plants: genus page: Casuarina.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=457, retrieved 6 October 2022

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