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Santalum acuminatum - (R.Br.)DC.
                 
Common Name Quandong
Family Santalaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Sandy soils in the dry interior, also in loamy and clay soils[154, 157].
Range Australia - all mainland states.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Santalum acuminatum Quandong


Santalum acuminatum Quandong
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Physical Characteristics
 
Santalum acuminatum is an evergreen Shrub. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats
Woodland Garden Sunny Edge;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Fruit;  Seed.
Edible Uses:

Fruit - raw or cooked[144, 157, 167]. It can be dried for later use[157]. Seed. Oily and nutritious, but not very palatable[144, 154, 167].
Medicinal Uses


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Skin.

Provides a liniment for use on sores, boils etc[154].
Other Uses
Friction sticks;  Tannin;  Wax;  Wood.

The bark contains up to 18% tannin[154]. The seed is rich in oil and burns like a candlenut[144, 154]. Wood - hard, heavy, close-grained. It is used for making furniture etc[154]. The wood is oily and makes a god friction stick for making fire[167].
Cultivation details
A root parasite[144].
Propagation
Seed -
Other Names
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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