||Red - Pink
|English / Trade Name
||Australian Beefwood, Beach She-Oak, Whistling Pine,Beefwood Tree , Casuarina, She Oak, Horsetail Casuarina, Horsetail Tree, Ironwood, Australian Pine
|Vernacular /Local Name
||Upto 1400 m
||Fruit is an oval woody structure 10–24 mm long and 9–13 mm in diameter, superficially resembling a conifer cone made up of numerous carpels each containing a single seed with a small wing 6–8 mm long.
||It is commonly confined to a narrow strip adjacent to sandy coasts, rarely extending inland to lower hills. Found on sand dunes, in sands alongside estuaries and behind fore-dunes and gentle slopes near the sea.
||Native to Australia, Polynesia and Malaysia. Introduced in Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Tropical Africa, Mascarene Isles, Europe. N, and S. America.
||Bark light greyish-brown, smooth on young trunks, rough, thick, furrowed and flaking into oblong pieces on older trees; inner bark reddish or deep dirty brown, astringent
|Distribution in chandigarh
||Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park
||Whorled (leaves in groups of 3 or more along stem)
|Description of Species
||Tree up to 6–35 m tall. Leaves minute scaley, in whorls of 6–8. Flowers catkin-like inflorescences; the male flowers in simple spikes 0.7–4 cm long, the female flowers on short peduncles. Monoecious, with male and female flowers produced on the same tree. Fruit is an oval woody structure 10–24 mm long and 9–13 mm in diameter, superficially resembling a conifer cone made up of numerous carpels each containing a single seed with a small wing 6–8 mm long.
||The minute, reduced, tooth like leaves are in whorls of 7-8 per node.