Despite its common name, not a 🌲︎ pine  genus Pinus.   Not even a 🌲︎ conifer  order Pinales.   But on first inspection, its leaves looks like it could be.

Also called beach she-oak, horsetail she oak, whistling tree, Filao tree and agoho.  Not an oak  genus Quercus, either.

Part of bayberry / beech / birch / oak / she-oak / walnut  order Fagales.   (Which, down a different path, does include beech / oak  family Fagaceae and its oak  genus Quercus. )

Native to southern Asia, Oceania and 🇦🇺 Australia.   🌎︎ Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48) (colors).   Invasive > 🌐︎ global Invasive > 🌐︎ various Invasive > 🇺🇸 USA

🇦🇺 Australian pine produces an allelopathic chemical that suppresses 🌱︎ germination of plants not already adapted to this attack.

Learn more about 🇦🇺 Australian pine Casuarina equisetifolia

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