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A picture of a Casuarina

Casuarina

Casuarina spp.

Casuarina equesitifolia tree by Ethel Aardvark (CC BY 3.0)

Overview

Genus of evergreen shrubs and trees with 14 species. They resemble conifers and are cultivated for their foliage, which is reduced to needle-like scales arranged in whorls of between 5-20. Flowers are small and arranged in catkin-like structures. They are red, pink or orange-yellow and do not have petals. Fruits are also produced and these are woody and appear like conifer cones.

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