Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Fagales

Casuarinaceae - Beefwood family

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

Description of the family

Dioecious, less often monoecious trees with drooping Equisetum like branchlets. Flowers clustered in unisexual inflorescences with alternating whorls of bracts. Male inflorescences spicate, solitary and terminal. Female inflorescence spherical or ovoid, axillary towards the end of woody branches. Fruit a dark-coloured samara.

Worldwide: 4 genera and 95 species, Indomalesia, Australia and W Pacific.

Mozambique: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

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Casuarina L.Description

Other sources of information about Casuarinaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Casuarinaceae
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Casuarinaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Casuarinaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Casuarinaceae

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Casuarinaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Casuarinaceae
Wikipedia: Casuarinaceae


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Family page: Casuarinaceae.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=51, retrieved 5 December 2019

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