Bunches of Flowers
|Class:||Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Trees|
|Family:||Sandalwood (Santalaceae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Sweet Quandong (Santalum acuminatum)|
|This Photo:||Flower Cluster Structure|
|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.