Australian pine Casuarinaceae Casuarina equisetifolia L. Listen to the Latin symbol: CAEQ Other Fact Sheets
Leaf: Short, scale-like, 1/16 to 1/8 inch long, several occur in a whorl at nodes, green.
Flower: Light brown; males occur in slender spikes at branch tips; females occur in round clusters near base of branchlets.
Fruit: Cone-like, round, with numerous pointed scales, 1/2 to 3/4 inch in diameter, reddish brown.
Twig: Slender, hanging, green, covered tightly in scale-like foliage, older branches become scaly and gray-brown.
Bark: Initially smooth, later developing scaly strips, gray to reddish brown.
Form: Medium tree that can reach 100 feet tall, vase shaped crown, and straight trunk.

Looks like: athel tamarisk - tamarisk
leaf flower fruit twig bark form map
Additional Range Information:
Casuarina equisetifolia is planted in the USDA hardiness zones shown above and may seed into the landscape. See states reporting Australian pine.
External Links:
USDAFS Silvics of North America
USDAFS Additional Silvics
USDA Plants Database
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