Allocasuarina campestris

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Allocasuarina campestris
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fagales
Family: Casuarinaceae
Genus: Allocasuarina
Species: A. campestris
Binomial name
Allocasuarina campestris
(Diels) L.A.S.Johnson

Allocasuarina campestris, commonly known as the Shrubby she-oak,[1] is a shrub of the she-oak family Casuarinaceae native to Western Australia.[2]

The dioecious or monoecious shrub typically grows to a height of 1 to 3 metres (3 to 10 ft) and produces red-brown flowers from August to November.[2]

The shrub is found widely throughout the Mid West, Wheatbelt, and the south west of the Goldfields-Esperance regions of Western Australia]].[2]

Allocasuarina campestris is used in gardens and grows in sandy or gravelly soils and is grown from seed.[1]

The species was first formally described as Casuarina campestris by the botanist Ludwig Diels in 1904. It was reclassified in 1982 into the Allocasuarina genus by Lawrence Alexander Sidney Johnson in the Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Allocasuarina campestris". Nindethana Australian Seeds. Retrieved 20 August 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "Allocasuarina campestris (Diels) L.A.S.Johnson". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife. 
  3. ^ "Allocasuarina campestris (Diels) L.A.S.Johnson". Atlas of Living Australia. Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Retrieved 13 January 2017.