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.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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cunninghamiana Miq.

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

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Casuarina
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Casuarina
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Casuarina
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iNaturalist: Casuarina
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Casuarina
JSTOR Plant Science: Casuarina
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Casuarina
Plants of the World Online: Casuarina
Tropicos: Casuarina
Wikipedia: Casuarina

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Casuarina.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=457, retrieved 21 June 2024

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