Casuarina equisetifolia (Sheoak, Coastal sheoak, Horsetail sheoak) – Tube stock

$15.00

Separate male and female flowers are found on the same plant.

10 in stock

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Description

Stem
Oak grain not conspicuous in the wood.

Leaves
Apparent leaves are actually twigs and the true leaves (in whorls of 4-8) are just visible to the naked eye when the needles are broken at a joint. Oak grain in the twigs.

Flowers
Male flowers: Flowers consist of scale-like perianth segments and one stamen. Female flowers: Flowers lack a perianth and the fused carpels usually enclose only two ovules.

Fruit
Cones about 10-20 x 10-15 mm. Samaras pale brown, about 6-8 mm long. Bracteoles thin.

Seedlings
Cotyledons without visible venation. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves very small, in whorls of six, venation not visible. Seed germination time 8 to 15 days.

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