Purple spots on Flower
|Class:||Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Trees|
|Family:||Figwort (Scrophulariaceae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Sugarwood (Myoporum platycarpum ssp platycarpum)|
|This Photo:||Massive Tree|
|Other names:||False Sandalwood or Bastard Sandalwood|
Thank you Tony and Jenny Dominelli for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Riverland and elsewhere
Upright small tree with white flowers and long green leaves. The flowers on our trees often have brown spots, or are totally white. The bark is rough.
They have fruit that are called drupes; basically stone fruit. But the outside flesh dries to a papery skin when ripe.