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Allocasuarina luehmannii

Plant Family


Alternative Common Names


Typically grows to a height of 5-15 metres. It is moderately to long-lived, usually over 15 years with a moderate growth rate. Evergreen species of ironwood tree native to Australia and its wood is the hardest commercially available. Indigenous people used the timber and resinous sap to make a range of tools and other implements, including weapons such as boomerangs and clubs.

Leaves - 8 to 22 millimetres long with 10 to 14 teeth. They are sometimes waxy, of slightly greater diameter near their apex than their base.

Flowers - dioecious ie. with male and female flowers on separate plants.

Pods - Cones on stalks 0–5 mm long.

Flowering in spring.


Grows on a range of soil types, mainly sandy loams, and is usually found on lower parts of the landscape. It tolerates acid, alkaline and moderately saline soils. Often occurs with Brigalow and Belah communities.


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