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Casuarinaceae

Casuarinaceae R. Br. - Sheoak Family

1. Casuarina equisetifolia L.

Common names: Australian pine, she-oak, hemd

My notes: May be C. cunninghamiana.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Casuarina equisetifolia is a she-oak species of the genus Casuarina. The native range extends from Burma and Vietnam throughout Malesia east to French Polynesia, New Caledonia, and Vanuatu, and south to Australia (north of Northern Territory, north and east Queensland, and north-eastern New South Wales). Populations are also found in Madagascar, but it is doubtful if this is within the native range of the species. The species has been introduced to the Southern United States and West Africa. It is an invasive species in Florida and South Africa.

LinkTwig of Australian pine (she-oak, Casuarina equisetifolia) found in area of Al Istiqlal Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, September 12, 2014
LinkAustralian pine (she-oak, Casuarina equisetifolia) on roadside between Al Khor and Ras Luffan. Qatar, February 6, 2015
LinkTwig of Australian pine (she-oak, Casuarina equisetifolia) taken from a roadside between Al Khor and Ras Luffan. Qatar, February 6, 2015
LinkAustralian pine (Casuarina equisetifolia) in Al Shamal City Park. Ruwais, Northern Qatar, April 3, 2015
LinkAustralian pine (she-oak, Casuarina equisetifolia) taken from a street in Mesaieed. Qatar, July 10, 2015
LinkTrunk and fine greyish green needle-like foliage of Australian pine (she-oak, Casuarina equisetifolia) in Al Shamal City Park. Ruwais, Northern Qatar, January 16, 2016
LinkNeedle-like foliage of Australian pine tree (she-oak, Casuarina equisetifolia) planted along a fence in Al Shamal City Park. Ruwais, Northern Qatar, January 16, 2016
LinkCones of Australian pine (she-oak, Casuarina equisetifolia) on the ground near a road to Zubara, near a fence of Darwish Farm. Northern Qatar, February 6, 2016
LinkClose up of cones of Australian pine (she-oak, Casuarina equisetifolia) taken from the ground near a road to Zubara, near a fence of Darwish Farm. Northern Qatar, February 6, 2016

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