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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Asia to W. Pacific.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Branches
Branchlets with deep and narrow grooves
Infructescences
Infructescences with ± thin and inconspicuous bracts
Fruits
Fruits grey or yellowish-brown, dull.
Distribution
14-17 species native to Australia, south-east Asia and the islands of the Pacific
Note
See Friis (1980) for a discussion of the authority and date of publication of Casuarina and C. equisetifolia.

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Trees or shrubs
Stem
Deciduous stems with narrow grooves
Fruits
Fruit bracteoles thick or thin, with or without dorsal protuberance; bracts relatively inconspicuous, not elaborately thickened Samaras dark brown or black and shiny, or pale grey or fawn with surface pattern of minute slightly raised wavy lines.

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[FSOM]
Use
Several widely cultivated and relatively fast growing trees.

Native to:

Andaman Is., Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, Caroline Is., Fiji, India, Jawa, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Marianas, Marshall Is., Myanmar, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, Nicobar Is., Northern Territory, Philippines, Queensland, Samoa, Solomon Is., South Australia, South China Sea, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Thailand, Tonga, Turks-Caicos Is., Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Victoria, Vietnam, Western Australia

Introduced into:

Alabama, Aldabra, Algeria, Ascension, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Cayman Is., Chagos Archipelago, Cocos (Keeling) Is., Cook Is., Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Florida, Gambia, Gilbert Is., Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Haiti, Hawaii, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Laccadive Is., Leeward Is., Madagascar, Maldives, Marquesas, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Mozambique Channel I, Nansei-shoto, Nauru, New Zealand North, Niue, Norfolk Is., Northern Provinces, Ogasawara-shoto, Pakistan, Pitcairn Is., Puerto Rico, Rodrigues, Réunion, Senegal, Seychelles, Society Is., Somalia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Trinidad-Tobago, Tuamotu, Tubuai Is., Tunisia, Uganda, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Wallis-Futuna Is., Windward Is.

Casuarina L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
34551.000
Johns, R.J. [9058], Indonesia 72637.000

First published in Amoen. Acad. 4: 143 (1759)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • L.A.S. Johnson in Fl. Australia 3: 100–110 (1989).
  • Friis in Taxon 29: 500 (1980).
  • Forst., Char. Gen.: 103, t. 52 (1776).
  • Adans., Fam. Pl. 2: 481, 543 (1763).
  • Amoen. Acad. 4: 143 (1759).

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 2, (1999) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]
  • Friis in Taxon 29: 499–500 (1980)

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Friis in Taxon 29: 500 (1980)
  • Forst., Char. Gen.: 103, t. 52 (1776)
  • Adans., Fam. Pl. 2: 481, 534 (1763)
  • Amoen. Acad. 4: 143 (1759)

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Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China
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