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Title: Agroforestree Database:a tree reference and selection guide

Date Published: 2009
Author/s: Orwa C, Mutua A , Kindt R , Jamnadass R, Simons A
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Casuarina equisetifolia is an evergreen, dioecious or monoecious tree 6-
35 (60) m tall, with a finely branched crown. Crown shape initially conical
but tends to flatten with age. Trunk straight, cylindrical, usually branchless
for up to 10 m, up to 100 (max. 150) cm in diameter, occasionally with
buttresses. 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. The branchlets are deciduous,
drooping, needlelike, terete but with prominent angular ribs, 23-38 cm x
0.5-1 mm, greyish-green, articles 5-8 mm long, glabrous to densely
pubescent, dimorphic, either deciduous or persistent. Twigs deciduous,
entirely green or green only at their tips