Herb latin name: Exocarpus aphyllus

Family: Santalaceae (Sandalwood Family)

Medicinal use of Exocarpus aphyllus:

Treats colds and sores.

Description of the plant:


3 m
(9 3/4 foot)

Habitat of the herb:

Sandy soils in inland areas in all mainland states.

Edible parts of Exocarpus aphyllus:

Fruit stalk - sweet and palatable when fully ripe, astringent otherwise.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - we have no information on this species but would recommend sowing the seed in the spring in a warm greenhouse in a pot that contains a suitable host. Sow a few seeds in each pot. Once the seeds have germinated, grow on the plants in the greenhouse for at least their first winter before planting them out by the roots of a mature suitable host.

Cultivation of Exocarpus aphyllus:

Sandy soils in inland areas in all mainland states.

Known hazards of Exocarpus aphyllus:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.