Genus:
Casuarina L.

Casuarina cunninghamiana Miq.

This species is accepted, and its native range is N. & E. Australia. It is has environmental uses, as animal food and invertebrate food and for fuel and food.

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Cultivada en Colombia; Alt. 900 m.; Valle del Cauca.
Morphology General Habit
Árbol

[UPFC]
Distribution
Elevation range: 900–900 m a.s.l. Cultivated in Colombia. Colombian departments: Bogotá DC, Valle del Cauca.
Habit
Tree.
Conservation
IUCN Red List Assessment (2021): LC.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Tree.
Morphology Branches
Persistent branches with 7–9 ribs; free parts of scale leaves 1–2.5 mm. long, reflexed. Deciduous branchlets 0.4–0.6 mm. in diam., with 7–9 inconspicuous ribs; scale leaves with a distinct dark red-brown band, free pan 0.3–0.5(0.6) x 0.1–0.2 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Male inflorescence 1–1.5 mm. in diam.; bracts appressed, flowers 6–8 per whorl.
sex Male
Male inflorescence 1–1.5 mm. in diam.; bracts appressed, flowers 6–8 per whorl.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits Infructescences
Infructescences 8–12 x 7–10 mm., ovoid; valves with several irregular longitudinal fine wrinkles.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Samaras pale brown, dull.

[UNAL]

Bernal, R., G. Galeano, A. Rodríguez, H. Sarmiento y M. Gutiérrez. 2017. Nombres Comunes de las Plantas de Colombia. http://www.biovirtual.unal.edu.co/nombrescomunes/

Vernacular
casuarina, pino de Australia

[FTEA]

Casuarinaceae, C.M. Wilmot-Dear. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1985

Morphology Stem
Persistent stems with 7–9 ribs, scale-leaves free to 1–2.5 mm., 0.3–0.4 mm. wide, reflexed
Morphology Branches
Deciduous branchlets 0.4–0.6 mm. diameter, with 7–9 close-set inconspicuous ribs; free part of scale-leaves 0.3–0.5(–0.6) mm. long, 0.1–0.2 mm. wide, straw-coloured with distinct dark red-brown band around united region or in apical half
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
♂ inflorescence 1–1.5 mm. in diameter, whorls of bracts close-set, flowers 6–8 per whorl, bracts coloured as scale-leaves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits Infructescences
Infructescence 8–12 mm. long, 7–10 mm. wide, ovoid; cells 6–9 per whorl, separated by small gap of ± 0.7 mm.; valve-backs with several irregularly ± longitudinal fine wrinkles; apical 2–3 mm. of valves free; samaras pale fawnish brown.
Figures
Fig. 1/1.

[UPFC]
Use Animal Food
Used as animal food.
Use Environmental
Environmental uses.
Use Fuel
Used for fuels.
Use Food
Used for food.
Use Invertebrate Food
Used as invertebrate food.
Use Materials
Used as material.

Doubtfully present in:

New Guinea

Native to:

New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland

Introduced into:

Algeria, Belize, Bermuda, Cape Provinces, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Florida, Haiti, Japan, Leeward Is., Mauritius, Morocco, Nansei-shoto, New Zealand North, Northern Provinces, Puerto Rico, Réunion, Spain, Tunisia, Venezuela, Windward Is.

Casuarina cunninghamiana Miq. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Dec 7, 2012 Australia K000872426 No
Dec 7, 2012 Australia K000872426 No
Dec 7, 2012 Australia K000872426 No
Dec 7, 2012 Australia K000872426 No
Dec 7, 2012 New Caledonia K000872415 No
Dec 7, 2012 New Caledonia K000872416 No
25181.000 No

First published in Nieuwe Verh. Eerste Kl. Kon. Ned. Inst. Wetensch. Amsterdam, ser. 2, 13: 56 (1848)

Accepted by

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Berendsohn, W.G., Gruber, A.K. & Monterrosa Salomón, J. (2009). Nova silva cusatlantica. Árboles nativos e introduciados de El Salvador. Parte 1: Angiospermae - Familias A a L Englera 29-1: 1-438.
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2011). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 3: 1-449. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (1997). Flora of North America North of Mexico 3: 1-590. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Hammel, B.E., Grayum, M.H., Herrera, C. & Zamora, N. (eds.) (2020). Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica 4(2): 1-524. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
  • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.

Literature

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

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Kew Backbone Distributions

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  • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Dale & Greenway, Kenya Trees and Shrubs p. 130 (1961).
  • F. White, Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia p. 19 (1962).
  • not J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 121 (1949).

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