Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Fagales

Casuarinaceae - Beefwood family

Wilmot-Dear, C.M. (1991) Casuarinaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(6)

Description of the family

Dioecious, less often monoecious trees with drooping Equisetum like branchlets. Flowers clustered in unisexual inflorescences with alternating whorls of bracts. Male inflorescences spicate, solitary and terminal. Female inflorescence spherical or ovoid, axillary towards the end of woody branches. Fruit a dark-coloured samara.

Worldwide: 4 genera and 95 species, Indomalesia, Australia and W Pacific.

Zambia: 1 cultivated genus and 1 cultivated taxon.

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Casuarina L.Description

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Casuarinaceae
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Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Casuarinaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Casuarinaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Casuarinaceae

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Casuarinaceae
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Casuarinaceae
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Casuarinaceae
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Casuarinaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Casuarinaceae
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Casuarinaceae
JSTOR Plant Science: Casuarinaceae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Casuarinaceae
Wikipedia: Casuarinaceae
Plants of the World Online: Casuarinaceae
Tropicos: Casuarinaceae

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Cultivated plants: Family page: Casuarinaceae.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/cult/family.php?family_id=51, retrieved 26 February 2024

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