Scientific Name: Casuarina equisetifolia L.

Family Name: Casuarinaceae


Hard and sturdy, Casuarina equisetifolia wood is used for a variety of applications. It is used in furniture making, construction, and traditional boat building in some areas.

Because Casuarina equisetifolia can tolerate high saline coastal environments, it is an important plant for stabilizing sand dunes and reducing coastal erosion.

Bird species such as pigeons, parrots, and mynas have been observed to frequent Casuarina equisetifolia trees, despite the fact that it is considered invasive in certain areas.