Cheoak or Sheac
Alex Buchanan (03) 62262635
MUS_ALEX at AM.TASED.EDU.AU
Tue Jun 17 05:15:32 CDT 1997
Here is a question for North American Taxacomers.
It has been suggested that the name "She-Oak", applied to some Australian
species of Allocasuarina (formerly Casuarina), originates in North
America, being a corruption of an Indian name.
Is there a tree or shrub in North America having Cheoak or Sheac (or
something similar) as a common name or Indian name?
It may resemble the Casuarinaceae, a family of generally small trees with
slender, leafless, green branchlets.
mus_alex at am.tased.edu.au
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