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Allocasuarina simulans

Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list

Allocasuarina simulans, Family Casuarinaceae, also known as Nabiac Casuarina, is a straggling shrub, 1–3 m high. It has mainly smooth bark and ascending green branchlets up to 20 cm long. Leaves are reduced to a ring of six tiny teeth at the nodes (joints) of each branchlet. Inconspicuous male and female flowers are borne on separate plants. Oblong woody cones to 33 mm long contain small winged seeds.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Allocasuarina simulans

    Threats The main identified threats to Allocasuarina simulans are disturbance from sand mining; fire (too frequent and or too hot); or weed invasion by exotics such as Lantana (Lantana camara); which is a problem in Booti Booti NP (Ramsay; 1987).