Casuarinaceae

Description

95 spp.

Source: Pinkka e-learning: Tropical plant families (EKOL4311, University of Turku) - All tropical plant families CC BY 4.0

Growing form

Tall trees, often in dry habitats.

Leaf

Leaves reduced, simple, a whorled sheath around photosynthetic branchlets that resemble horsetails (Equisetum). Stipules absent.

Flower

Monoecious. Perianth very reduced, male flowers with 2 lobes, female flowers without perianth. Stamens 1 per flower, flowers grouped around peduncle with a sheathing bract. Ovary superior, reduced. Male inflorescences in spikes at the top of the tree, female inflorescences in spherical bracteate heads or cones on side branches.

Source: Pinkka e-learning: Tropical plant families (EKOL4311, University of Turku) - All tropical plant families CC BY 4.0

The map represents observations of this taxon, but it may not be used as a distribution map. A total of

observations in Finland?

Checklist
FinBIF master checklist
Scientific name
Casuarinaceae
Author
R. Br.
Identifier
http://tun.fi/MX.4986435
Taxon rank
family
DNA barcode sequences
Informal groups
  • Vascular plants