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Drooping Sheoak

Scientific Name: Allocasuarina verticillata

Description: The drooping grey-green branchlets of the male Drooping Sheoak produce brown/orange flowers from April to November. The female flowers are small red brushes produced on a separate tree and once fertilised produce cylindrical seed-filled cones with sharp valves. Drooping Sheoaks are somewhat stunted in their situation on the Bluff. They are small trees, with a rounded crown. The shoots and young cones are a traditional food source and the wood is a traditional resource used for making tools.

Plant Form: Trees
Where to find:
Cliff and Moonah Woodland
Drooping greyish-green branchlets
Yellow to brown male flowers on spikes, female red-crimson
 April – November