Allocasuarina torulosa
Allocasuarina torulosa

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Lower Risk
Spread long distances by birds

Allocasuarina torulosa (Forest She-oak; Baker's Oak; Rose Sheoak; Forest Oak)

(Casuarina torulosa, Casuarina lugubris, Casuarina torulosa f. torulosa, Casuarina tenuissima)

This evergreen tree is native to Queensland and New South Wales and can reach 12-18 meters tall. It is unknown how long it has been in the plant trade, but it has not become naturalised outside its native region, and it is not regarded as invasive anywhere in the world. It grows from seed and birds like the endangered Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo have been found to use it as a food source, aiding with seed dispersal.