Allocasuarina thalassoscopica  |  

Allocasuarina thalassoscopica

Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list

Allocasuarina thalassoscopica, Family Casuarinaceae, is a small shrub 1–2.5 metres high, with smooth bark. The articles (i.e. stem segments between whorls of teeth) are 6–13 mm long, and 0.7–0.98 mm in diameter, and the teeth are erect. Cones are cylindrical, 10–16 mm long, 9–15 mm in diameter. The species is most closely related to A. emuina and is difficult to distinguish from that species. There is considerable overlap in the measurements of these features and a lack of clearly distinguishable characters that could be used to separate the species. Flowering occurs from late May to late July.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Allocasuarina thalassoscopica

    Threats The main identified threats to A. thalassoscopica include degradation of the habitat from pedestrian trampling; and inappropriate fire regimes (Halford; 1993).