Casuarina glauca Spreng.

Reference
Syst.Veg. 3:803 (1826)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Alien to Western Australia
Name Status
Current

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

Helen Coleman, Descriptive Catalogue, 16 October 1998

Distribution

IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions
Katanning, Perth.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Belmont, Canning, Cockburn, Melville, Perth, Rockingham, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Victoria Plains.

Management Notes (for the Swan NRM Region)

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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  • 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.