Australian Native Plants

  Allocasuarina decaisneana (Desert Oak)


Allocasuarina decaisneana photo
Desert Oak

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Allocasuarina decaisneana photo
Desert Oak

Photograph copyright: oznativeplants - all rights reserved.




DESERT OAK FACTS

distribution map showing range of Allocasuarina decaisneana in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Desert Oak

Description
The Desert Oak is an open sparse tree. Female plants have red flowers in spring, and male plants have brown flowers. Seed cones are 3cm - 7cm long.

Height
5m - 18m

Spread
3m - 7m

Wildlife Interest
attracts seed eating birds

Distribution
South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory,



Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Fagales
Family:Casuarinaceae
Genus:Allocasuarina
Species:decaisneana
Common Name:Desert Oak