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the web of life in southern Africa

Genus: Allocasuarina (sheoaks - part)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Eurosid I > Order: Fagales > Family: Casuarinaceae

Sixty species (endemic to Australia) of which five are cultivated in southern Africa.

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002), where they are placed in the genus Casuarina.

Allocasuarina decussata (Karri oak)

Native to western Australia.


Allocasuarina fraseriana (Western sheoak, Common sheoak)

Native to western Australia.


Allocasuarina littoralis (Black sheoak)

Native to Australia.


Allocasuarina torulosa (Forest oak, Rose sheoak)

Native to eastern Australia.


Allocasuarina verticillata (Drooping sheoak)

Native to southeastern Australia.




  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.