Slaty Sheoak
Cone Peduncle
Murray Mallee Region
Drooping Sheoak
Fruit & Leaf
 
                      
Slaty Sheoak (Allocasuarina muelleriana ssp muelleriana)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Trees
Order: Beeches (Fagales)
Family: She-oak (Casuarinaceae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Slaty Sheoak (Allocasuarina muelleriana ssp muelleriana)
This Photo:     🔍Pointed Cone Tip🔎
Other name: Slaty Oak-bush

Thank you Asimakis Patitsas for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA, Adelaide Hills and possibly elsewhere
The fact this has cones means it's a female as these are dioecious plants.
We thought this was Allocasuarina pusilla, but Asimakis had a second look and said "they have stalks and conical tips". The stalks are also called pendancles.

Copyright © 2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 05-Apr-2022
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)