Casuarina equisetifolia CASUARINACEAE

Sample information

Sample ID45-1-8b
Common namecoastal she-oak


Pollen / Sporepollen
Morphologic typetriporate
Surface patterngranulate
Equatorial shapeoblate
Polar shapetriangular (convex)
Grain arrangementdicot
Aperture count3
Pore positionscorner
Pore morphologyextruded
Wall thickness1.8
Dispersal formmonad
Morphology notesnexine thinner than sexine pores 'capped'.

Ecology and Geography

Plant typeangiosperm
Floristic region(s)Australia (tropical)
Ecology notesCultivated: root nodules are N-fixing adding to soi fertility. and wood oftern used in construction. Photo (ANU).
Habitat notesCoastal sand dunes, beach fronts and low headlands. Distribution includes: northern Australia, PNG, western and northern Pacific, Philippines, Borneo, Malayasia and Indonesia.


CollectorAnne & Mark Myerscough
InstitutionCharles Darwin University ID by Bob Harwood (N.T Herbarium)
ANU access code17043
Collection methodfloral reference
Herbarium sample?False
Collection siteCasuarian Coastal Reserve, Darwin, Northern Territory
Collection countryAustralia
Collection date2004-07-15
Collection notesAlso found in Diego Garcia, Indian Ocean. Photographed
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