Southern Cypress Pine
Mass of Old Dispersed Cones
Ellura
Sweet Quandong
Structure
 
                      
Sweet Quandong (Santalum acuminatum)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Trees
Order: Sandalwoods (Santalales)
Family: Sandalwood (Santalaceae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Sweet Quandong (Santalum acuminatum)
This Photo:     Tree
Other names: Desert Quandong or Sweet Quandong

EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
Getting a photo of a quandong tree on it's own is a challenge. Here the trunk in the photo is of the host Mallee (Eucalypt) tree. The foliage is primarily the Quandong.
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Another species whose leaves are similar to both E. longifolia & P. angustifolium.
The leaves are much lighter/greyer green without a proper stalk. Perhaps slightly fatter, but still long with a "hooked" pointed tip.
Quandong start as a parasite of the roots of other plants. Having established themselves we believe them to be self sufficient.

Copyright © 2012-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 13-Sep-2012
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)