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Allocasuarina verticillata (Lam.) L. A. S. Johnson

Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily


⇒ Engler's syllabus (エングラー体系)

Casuarinaceae R. Br. (モクマオウ)

Casuarinales subgroup モクマオウ目亜群
Casuarinalesモクマオウ (Verticillatae輪生目)
One genus or four genera (Casuarina when one genus is accessed)
Allocasuarina L. A. S. Johnson
Casuarina L., Australia Malaysia
Ceuthostoma L. A. S. Johnson
Gymnostoma L. A. S. Johnson

Allocasuarina verticillata in Japan

Mokumaou (モクマオウ, 木麻黄), drooping sheoak
Lifeform: evergreen short tree < 10 m in height
Distribution: native to southeastern Australia (transplanted to south to Kanto District in Japan, reported during Meiji Era)
Habitat: highly tolerant to drought
Branch: long and pendulous
Physiology: nitrogen-fixing (by Frankia)

[1-3] along Hiroshima Peace Boulevard, Chugoku District, western Japan, on March 15 2014. [3] a bark (樹皮)