Mazugal In Thailand its straight-stemmed character makes it a popular underground pile for construction work as well as for fishtrap stakes. Plantation-grown casuaeina can be harvested throughout the year. The coarse form is junghuhnians for its rugged, deeply furrowed, corky bark which is unusual for a casuarina. Subspecies timorensis is normally found at lower altitudes, especially in Timor where it grows from near sea level to m. Provenance trials of this casuarina have not been conducted.
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Grogore Casuarina Junghuhniana, Rhu — 0. Young trees died but older trees suffered only a temporary setback. In Indonesia, Kenya and Tanzania all C. Further data about the oxygen requirements of the root system. The wood is highly suitable for firewood and charcoal production. Under favourable conditions seedlings attain cm in height within 3 months. Forestry :: Casuarina junghuhniana Branchlets decompose slowly and provide good mulch. Nitrogen fixing capacity, shorter gestation period of only 4 years, good fuel wood, good value when harvested for poles, preferred in construction industry for scaffolding and for supporting Banana plants because of its inherent character of giving straight polls, drought tolerance capacity, high calorific value of wood preferred crop for Biomass power plantsand good pulping traits for manufacture of paper.
Due to its fast growth, its nitrogen-fixing capacity, its wide adaptability, ease of propagation and excellent fuelwood quality, C.
Seedlings can attain 3 m growth in height per year during the first years. It is an environmentally important nitrogen-fxing tree, hosting the actinorhiza Frankia. Casuarina junghuhniana is wholely tropical in distribution, and is a native of highlands in Indonesia where it pioneers deforested lands such as screes rocky slopes and grasslands, and in disturbed areas it replaces mixed mountain forest plant communities NAS Currently the species is considered to consist of two subspecies.
With domestication its utility could be enhanced. They are upright, giving the crown a slender, conical shape. Several pots are enclosed in polyethylene bags with tops supported by a stake. It has been planted successfully in areas with annual rainfall as little as mm or as much as 5, mm. Gardner Allocasuarina fraseriana Miq. JPG The length of poles is cut proportionately to the diameter, i. Mycorrhizal fungi further enhance its adaptability to poor soils. C junghuhniana has the potential to grow very quickly.
As with other casuarinas, wood of C junghuhniana is highly suitable for fuelwood and charcoal production. Rainfall in its natural habitat is monsoonal with a well-defined summer maximum and a range of mm NAS Subspecies timorensis is normally found at lower altitudes, especially in Timor where it grows from near sea level to m. In Timor it commonly grows on limestonederived soils. The monthly mean maximum temperature in its native area is 15 C — 33 Junhguhniana, but it is adapted to a wide range of temperatures.
Growth is normally slower without irrigation. Want to tell us your experience with this product? Average durability of untreated wood is 4. Related Articles
Fruit of C. It was once treated as the sole genus in the family, but has been split into four genera see: Casuarinaceae. The slender, green to grey-green twigs bearing minute scale-leaves in whorls of 5— The apetalous flowers are produced in small catkin -like inflorescences. Most species are dioecious , but a few are monoecious.
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