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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.
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Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Santalum acuminatum Quandong


Santalum acuminatum Quandong
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

 
Santalum acuminatum is an evergreen Shrub. The species is hermaphrodite (has 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.

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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].

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Medicinal Uses

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Skin

Provides a liniment for use on sores, boils etc[154].

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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].

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

A root parasite[144].

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Propagation

Seed -

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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Botanical References

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