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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Casuarina cunninghamiana Miq.
Beefwood, River sheoak

Casuarina cunninghamiana
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Maiden, J.H., Forest Flora of New South Wales, vol. 2: t. 59 (1904-1905) [M. Flockton]

Family: Casuarinaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Australia; cultivated and sometimes naturalized elsewhere.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Sparingly naturalized in the Florida Keys.

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Casuarina cunninghamiana has been reported from the following 2 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Sugarloaf Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Torchwood Hammock Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized




Casuarina cunninghamiana has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland


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Casuarina cunninghamiana
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Maiden, J.H., Forest Flora of New South Wales, vol. 2: t. 59 (1904-1905) [M. Flockton]