Southern Cypress Pine
Mass of Old Dispersed Cones
|Class:||Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Trees|
|Family:||Sandalwood (Santalaceae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Sweet Quandong (Santalum acuminatum)|
|Other names:||Desert Quandong or Sweet Quandong|
Thank you Frank Prinz for confirming the id of this species for us
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.