The Casuarina Spp.
is commonly known as Australian-pine
, Cunningham Casuarina
, Grey Sheoak
, Horestail Casuarina
, Longleaf Casuarina
, River Sheoak
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Sheoak was introduced to the United States near the turn of the
]. It is widely distributed in southern Florida and is also
found in California, Arizona, and Hawaii [12
The scientific name for the sheoak genus is Casuarina (Casuarinaceae) [12
Three species of sheoak are common in the United States. All will be treated
in this report because of their similar status as invader species and
across-the-board management plans to eradicate the genus from the continent.
These species are [6
Casuarina cunninghamiana Miq. river sheoak
Casuarina equisetifolia L. Australian-pine
Casuarina glauca Seiber gray sheoak
These species hybridize with each other [14
Sheoak is listed as a component in the following vegetation
Area Classification Authority
Mariana Is, veg. type Falanruw & others 1989
Palau, veg. type Cole & others 1987
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Much of the information presented here is attributed to:
Snyder, S. A. 1992. Casuarina spp. In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online].
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service,
Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer). Available at USDA Forest Service.