Casuarina glauca Spreng.
Syst.Veg. 3:803 (1826)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Alien to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Helen Coleman, Friday 16 October 1998

Tree, 8-12 m high. Shelly sand over clay. River banks.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Swan Coastal Plain.

IBRA Subregions: Perth.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Belmont, Canning, Cockburn, Melville, Perth, Rockingham, Serpentine-Jarrahdale.

Management Notes (for the Swan NRM Region)
Kate Brown and Karen Bettink, Thursday 21 December 2017

General Biology. Growth form. Small tree. Reproduction. Seed. Dispersal. Wind, water. Time to first flowering. 3-5 years. Vegetative regeneration strategy. Produces root suckers. Seedbank persistence. Short, days-1 year.

Notes. Can hybridise with Casuarina cunninghamiana.

Additional information. Origin. Eastern Australia. History of use/introduction. Garden escape, restoration plantings. Similar native species. Casuarina obesa.

Suggested method of management and control. Hand pull seedlings. For mature plants apply 250 ml Access® in 15 L of diesel to basal 50 cm of trunk (basal bark), or drill and fill with 50% glyphosate. Read the manufacturers' labels and material safety data sheets before using herbicides. For further information consult the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority to determine the status of permits for your situation or state.

Management Calendar

Calendar Type Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Comments
Flowering           Y Y Y Y Y Y    
Fruiting Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y  
Optimum Treatment Y Y Y O O O O O Y Y Y Y  

Legend: Y = Yes, regularly, O = Occasionally, U = Uncertain, referred by others but not confirmed.

 

References

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  • Hussey, B.M.J., Keighery, G.J., Dodd, J., Lloyd, S.G. & Cousens, R.D. (2007) Western Weeds. A guide to the weeds of Western Australia. 2nd Edition. The Plant Protection Society of Western Australia, Victoria Park.
  • Navie, S. & Adkins, S. (2008) Environmental Weeds of Australia, An interactive identification and information resource for over 1000 invasive plants. Centre for Biological Information Technology, The University of Queensland.
  • Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (2008) Plant threats to Pacific ecosystems. URL: http://www.hear.org/pier/scinames.htm - Accessed January 2010.
  • Snyder, S.A. (1992) Casuarina spp. In U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory. Fire Effects Information System. URL: http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants - Accessed December 2007.

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