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Taxon: Casuarina equisetifolia L.

 
Genus: Casuarina
Family: Casuarinaceae
Nomen number: 9553
Place of publication: Amoen. acad. 4:143. 1759 "equisefolia" (J. R. Forster & G. Forster, Char. gen. pl. 104, t. 52. 1776)
Link to protologue:
Comment: see Friis (1980) for citation; Linnaeus's diagnosis, under the name Casuarina litorea, appears on p. 123
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 12-Aug-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 10 (2 active, 2 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control (fide Pl Res SEAs 11:86-87. 1997) ornamental; shade/shelter (fide Pl Res SEAs 11:86-87. 1997)
  • Fuels:
  • Materials: wood (fide Pl Res SEAs 11:87. 1997)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant; potential seed contaminant; potential seed contaminant

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDO-CHINA: India, [Andaman and Nicobar Islands] Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [New South Wales (n.e.), Queensland (n. & e.)]

    Pacific
    • NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, United States [Northern Mariana Islands]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: French Polynesia
    • SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Fiji, Vanuatu


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized

    Africa
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Reunion
    • Africa

    Asia-Temperate
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan

    Northern America
    • United States (s.e.)

    Pacific
    • NORTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: United States [Hawaii, United States Minor Outlying Islands]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: Cook Islands, French Polynesia, Pitcairn
    • SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Wallis and Futuna Islands

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: West Indies
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Ecuador [Galápagos]


References:

  1. Adams, C. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica
  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  3. Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. 1963-1968. Flora of Java.
  4. Bentham, G. 1863-1878. Flora australiensis
  5. Boutelje, J. B. 1980. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature
  6. Campbell, F. T., ed. 1995. Report of National Coalition of Exotic Plant Pest Councils (unpublished draft)
  7. Conant, P. et al. 1997. Appendix. Selected plant species interfering with resource management goals in North American natural areas. Assessment and management of plant invasions. 255-267.
  8. Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll. 1982. Flora of the Bahama archipelago.
  9. Elevitch, C. R., ed. The traditional tree initiative: species profiles for Pacific Island agroforestry (on-line resource). URL: http://www.agroforestry.net/tti/Casuarina-she-oak.pdf target='_blank' Note: Permanent Agriculture Resources (PAR), Holualoa, Hawai'i\; http://www.traditionaltree.org/
  10. Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage
  11. Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds. 1997. Auxiliary plants. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 11:86.
  12. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Casuarina+equisetifolia&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  13. Friis, I. 1980. The authority and date of publication of the genus Casuarina and its type species. Taxon 29:500.
  14. George, A. S., ed. 1989. Flora of Australia. 3:104.
  15. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
  16. Guillaumin, A. 1948. Flore analytique et synoptique de la Nouvelle-Caledonie.
  17. Henderson, L. 2001. Alien weeds and invasive plants: a complete guide to declared weeds and invaders in South Africa. Plant Protection Research Institute, Handbook 12
  18. Ho, K. Y. et al. 2002. An assessment of DNA polymorphisms and genetic relationships of Casuarina equisetifolia using RAPD markers. Bot. Bull. Acad. Sin. 43:93-98.
  19. Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry. Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER): plant threats to Pacific ecosystems (on-line resource).
  20. Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  21. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
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  25. Nasir, S. M. & M. Athar. 1998. Fuelwood as an energy source. Phytologia 85:106.
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  27. Parham, J. W. 1972. Plants of the Fiji islands, revised ed.
  28. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
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  30. Walker, E. 1976. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands.
  31. Weber, E. 2003. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds

Check other web resources for Casuarina equisetifolia L. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=9553. Accessed 7 December 2019.