Santalum Acuminatum


The quandong is a small tree to about 3m high, with grey-green thick fleshy leaves. The flowers occur in clusters and are very small, almost unnoticeable. The fruit is a drupe with a quite thin flesh that has an apricot taste. It is often referred to as a native apricot. The fruit is used for jam but requires a lot of gathering to collect enough of the flesh for eating.

Closeup of Leaves

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First created 25 December 2005
Last modified 25 December 2005
© Ken Sarkies 2005