Bitter Quandong
Ripe Fruit, Base
Bullock Bush
Bitter Quandong (Santalum murrayanum)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Trees
Order: Sandalwoods (Santalales)
Family: Sandalwood (Santalaceae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Bitter Quandong (Santalum murrayanum)
This Photo:     Perspective, Fruit on Branch
Other name: Ming

Thank you Ralph Foster for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Leaves can be in whorls of 3 and alternate up the stem. The fruit looses the flower parts early, leaving the base fairly smooth.

Copyright © 2014-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 07-Jan-2014
This species is classed as NT (Near Threatened) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)