Casuarina Timbers in Australia , David Bedford
One of the most distinctive timbers in Australia comes from trees known by their common name as casuarinas. In botanical taxonomic terms, there are actually two main genera growing in Australia: Allocasuarina and Casuarina. A third genus, Gymnostoma, is restricted to far north Queensland. The timber characteristics are very similar for both genera, except for one species, C. cristata, noted below.