Massive Tree
Flowering Small Tree
Sugarwood (Myoporum platycarpum ssp platycarpum)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Trees
Order: Mints (Lamiales)
Family: Figwort (Scrophulariaceae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Sugarwood (Myoporum platycarpum ssp platycarpum)
This Photo:     Small 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.

Copyright © 2012-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 21-Oct-2012
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)