Allocasuarina torulosa Casuarinaceae

Forest Oak

Form and Size: A large, spreading tree, 8-20m high

Distribution: From Coen, on Cape York Peninsula to Nowra, NSW;
in coastal areas and the slopes of the Great Dividing Range

Leaves: There are no true leaves; leaves are reduced to 4-5 tiny leaf-teeth on the nodes of branchlets

Bark: Fibrous, deeply furrowed

Flowers: Male 1-2.5cm long, terminal; female on older wood

Flowering Period: March to June

Fruit: Cones, oval, about 2cm long, segments broad and blunt

Cultivation/Notes: Propagate from seed. An attractive species which is adaptable to a wide range of soils and conditions