Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae

Casuarinaceae - Beefwood family

Wilmot-Dear, C.M. (1991) Casuarinaceae FZ 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.

Zimbabwe: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

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Casuarina L.

Other sources of information about Casuarinaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Casuarinaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Casuarinaceae | cultivated Casuarinaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Casuarinaceae
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Casuarinaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=51, retrieved 24 October 2014

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