Forest Oak
Allocasuarina torulosa
In the Sydney basin area, this is small tree which grows to about 8 metres. Its drooping grey-green foliage is made up of fine branchlets less than 0.5mm in diameter. The branchlets (see upper left insert) of this tree are distinguished by the 4 "teeth" surrounding the junction between two of its parts: also they are square in section rather than round.
As you can see in the insert (lower right) the bark is deeply fissured..

Created on ... May 29, 2008

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