Localities documented in Tropicos sources
Zambia (Africa & Madagascar)
Note: This information is based on publications available through Tropicos and may not represent the entire distribution. Tropicos does not categorize distributions as native or non-native.
- Wilmot-Dear, C. M. 1991. 159. Casuarinaceae. Fl. Zambesiaca 9(6): 116–120. http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/28819
Vascular Plant Associates on Kangaroo Island, Australia
The Drooping Sheoak (Allocasuarina verticillata) is a major element of the tree canopy of Kangaroo Island. The island, lying within the Indian Ocean off of Australia's southern coast, is classified as part of the Mount Lofty woodlands ecoregion, and is part of Australia's mediterranean climate zone. Other prominent trees on the island include Sugar Gum (Eucalyptus cladocalyx), which is native to Australia, and other mixed eucalypt species.
Some major endemic vascular plants of Kangaroo Island are:Gland Flower (Adenanthos terminalis), Kangaroo Island Mallee Ash (Eucalyptus remota), Woolly Bush (Adenanthos sericeus), Kangaroo Island Conesticks (Petrophile multisecta), Kangaroo Island Spider Orchid (Caladenia ovata), and the near-endemic Gland Flower (Adenanthos terminalis).
The Beyeria Conservation Park on Kangaroo Island features an assembly of rare plants that thrive on the laterite soils in this location. Important endemics here include the Kangaroo Island Turpentine Bush (Beyeria subtecta), Rough Spider Flower (Grevillea muricata), Small-flowered Daisy-bush (Olearia microdisca), and the near-endemic Kangaroo Island Turpentine Bush (Beyeria subtecta).
- C.Michael Hogan. 2013. Kangaroo Island. Encyclopedia of Earth, National Council for Science and the Environment, Washington DC ed. M.McGinley
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Allocasuarina verticillata
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Allocasuarina verticillata
Public Records: 3
Specimens with Barcodes: 4
Species With Barcodes: 1
Allocasuarina verticillata or drooping sheoak is a nitrogen fixing native tree of southeastern Australia. Originally collected in Tasmania and described as Casuarina verticillata by French naturalist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck in 1786, it was moved to its current genus in 1982 by Australian botanist Lawrie Johnson.
It grows as a small tree with a rounded habit, reaching 4–10 metres (12–35 ft) in height.
It is found from central New South Wales south into Victoria and South Australia as well as Tasmania.
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- "Allocasuarina verticillata". Retrieved 2008-10-26.
- "Allocasuarina verticillata". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government.
- Crowley, GM; Garnett S (2001). "Food value and tree selection by Glossy Black-Cockatoos Calyptorhynchus lathami". Austral Ecology 26 (1): 116–26. doi:10.1046/j.1442-9993.2001.01093.x.