Sweet Quandong
Flower, Front
Sweet Quandong
Bunches of Flowers
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:     Flowers, Colour
Other names: Desert Quandong or Sweet Quandong

Thank you Frank Prinz for confirming the id of this species for us

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.
Leaves are always opposite. The fruit keeps the flower parts at the base (looks like it's peeling in 4 quadrants) until almost ripe.

Copyright © 2013-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 10-Feb-2013
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)